Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lays foundations of projects worth Rs 2,500 cr in Karbi Hills
Heralding a new era of inclusive growth and progress in the Karbi hills, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stones for as many as 46 projects under the Public Works Department (PWD)
BOKAJAN/DIPHU: Heralding a new era of inclusive growth and progress in the Karbi hills, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stones for as many as 46 projects under the Public Works Department (PWD), Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department, and Health and Family Welfare Departments, among others, totaling approximately Rs 2,500 crore at a ceremony held at Diphu today.
Addressing the event, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today’s laying of foundation stones is aimed at fulfilling the promises made by him during the campaigning for last year’s elections to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council. The numerous road projects, including the improvement of the 75-km-long road connecting Hamren with Howraghat at a cost of Rs 922 crore and the construction of a new Deputy Commissioner's office complex at a cost of Rs 26 crore, to name a few, would prove decisive in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the residents of Karbi Anglong, the Chief Minister said.
Speaking about the project for the construction of as many as 130 model anganwadi centres at an aggregate cost of Rs 300 crore and the Rs 895 crore allotted for the Jal Jeevan Mission, Chief Minister Sarma said these projects manifest the commitments of the current dispensations in the state and at the Centre towards the uplift of the residents of Karbi Hills. In the coming days, beneficiaries of the Orunodoi scheme will be paid a sum of Rs 1,400 per month, he added.
He also spoke about social sector schemes such as Ayushman Bharat and appealed to the members of the general public to make efficient use of the facilities being provided by the government.
The Chief Minister also lauded the role of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council Chief Executive Member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang for the unprecedented level of development being witnessed recently.
Later in the day, the Chief Minister attended as the chief guest at the 50th annual general meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the Karbi Students’ Association held at Dillai near Diphu. The Chief Minister praised the Karbi Students’ Association for its role in the socioeconomic uplift of Karbi society. He also appealed to the members of the civil society organisations to work towards the socio-economic uplift of Karbi society.
Ministers Ajanta Neog, Jayanta Mallabaruah, Jogen Mohan, and others accompanied the Chief Minister.