ASSAM : The Assam Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma on 23rd of November, took some important decisions on the ongoing situations of the state. Assam Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma announced that, the Cabinet has approved Rs 500 crore to build 2,000 Anganwadi centres all over Assam, specially in the rural areas.
The prime motive behind the construction of these centres is to improve the childcare services, especially in the rural areas. The cost of each Anganwadi centre will be Rs 25 lakh, hence the over all cost of 2000 centre will be Rs 500 crore. CM Hemanta Biswa Sarma mentioned in his tweet on Wednesday that, some key decisions has been undertaken by the Assam cabinet regarding government holidays of 2023, construction of new Anganwadi centres, new handloom and tourist infrastructure and so on.
The Assam cabinet held a special sitting in New Delhi, where Rs. 332.59 crore has been sanctioned for constructing a trumpet interchange at Gauripur. The aim is to form a connectivity between NH-17 and the under construction six-lane road of the bridge on Brahmaputra. An amount of Rs 50 crore was granted to Jongal Balahu Khetra at the Jongal Balahu Archaeological Site at Raha. The official government holidays were also discussed in the cabinet for the year 2023. It approved 38 gazetted holidays, 30 restricted holidays and two half holidays respectively.
In order to expand the state's handloom sector, approval was granted to start up the College of Sericulture at Titabar in Jorhat. An amount of Rs 22.14 crore has been approved to set up the institution. State Minister Jayanta Mallabaruah, stated in front of the press that, the Assam cabinet grieves for the deceased in Mukroh firing incident. Assam cabinet came to a decision of requesting Judicial Rumi Phukan to conduct a judicial probe to find out real facts that gave rise to the unforeseen episode, mentioned Jayanta Mallabaruah.