SILCHAR: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced Rs 25 crore for Assam University on Friday.
Delivering the 29th foundation day lecture of the central university, Sarma said that the amount would be released within two years by the State Government. However, the central university, which is an affiliating institution for the colleges run by the State Government, has to submit a detailed project report specifying the segments where the amount will be spent.
Sarma, in his hour-long speech, said that to make the State self-reliant, stress should be laid on job creation instead of job searching. He urged upon the university authority to give special importance to the start-up segment so that students are motivated for entrepreneurship.
Sarma said that the State's current GDP is Rs 4 lakh crore, but as the State has to solely depend on procuring all the basic needs from other States, almost Rs 3.7 lakh crore of the GDP gets exhausted. To make Assam prosper more, the expenditure on imports from other States has to be drastically curbed so that the GDP can be circulated within the State, he said.
Earlier, Chief Minister Sarma formally inaugurated the Rs 5.39 crore Cath Lab at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH). Speaking to the media, Sarma said, search is on to depute a permanent cardiologist at SMCH to run the Cath Lab. He also inaugurated the PG doctors' hostel building today.
Talking about the protest against the move to set up a greenfield airport at Dolu TE, the Chief Minister said the government would ensure rehabilitation of the displaced tea garden labourers.
The day-long visit saw the Chief Minister having a review meeting with the district administration and police officials.