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CM Sarma: 900 Crore Projects For Majuli

As per the sources, CM Sarma laid the cornerstone for the upgrading and enhancement of a road from Balichapori in Majuli to Bongalmara in Lakhimpur.

CM Sarma: 900 Crore Projects For Majuli

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: According to chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Majuli, the largest riverine island in the world, will become a hub of growth in the following three to four years with bridge and road connections to Jorhat and Lakhimpur districts in the south and north, respectively. He was addressing during the opening of 894 crore rupees worth of development for the island district.

After four years, he hoped that the travel time from Majuli to Lakhimpur and Jorhat town would be only 30 minutes. To get to these two developed towns, island residents must follow the river path, which takes approximately two hours, and they frequently encounter extreme challenges during medical emergencies.

It was reported that Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the cornerstone for the upgrading and enhancement of a road from Balichapori in Majuli to Bongalmara in Lakhimpur, including the building of two bridges over the rivers Luit and Subansiri.

"At a cost of Rs 694 crore, the project is being carried out as part of the Government of Assam's flagship programme, "Asom Mala." Additionally, the chief minister presented checks to residents whose homes were taken in order to build the road connecting Balichapari to the bridge "The announcement stated.

Additionally, Mr. Sarma laid the cornerstone for the Rs 51 crore Majuli Cultural University main campus, the renovation of the Government Industrial Training Institute in Bangaon, and a central mid-day meal kitchen.

In addition, he laid the cornerstone for the $29 billion construction of a "ring bund" on the banks of the Brahmaputra from Jabarchuk to Haldhibari to alleviate the district of Majuli's ongoing flood problem.

According to Mr. Sarma, Majuli, regarded as the region of spirituality, tradition, and culture, is undergoing rapid development, which poses significant challenges for the local population in maintaining its distinctive character.

The government is working to use technology so that consumers can use contactless methods to access a variety of services, he claimed.

Additionally, he asked farmers to sell their paddy at the district's newly established paddy procurement center for the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 2,040.

"Farmers in Majuli sold 1,360 MT of paddy at government procurement sites the previous year. This time, I implore you to double the amount, "Sarma also added.

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