GUWAHATI: AIFA (Assam Infrastructure Development Authority) has sought infrastructure development project proposals from ten departments – Education, Health and Family Welfare, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Sports, Tourism, GAD (General Administration Department), Handloom and Textiles, Sericulture and PWD (Roads).
AIFA is an authority formed on October 6, 2009, under the state Finance Department. It has two apex bodies – the governing body with the Chief Minister as chairperson and the executive committee with the Finance Minister as chairperson.
On August 4, 2021, AIFA signed an MoU with NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development). Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and top officials of NABARD were present at the MoU signing.
The MoU involving Rs 13,200 crore is for infrastructural development for NABARD Infrastructure Development Assistance (NIDA) and Rural Infrastructure Assistance to State Government (RIAS) in rural and semi-urban areas across the state.
The departments will submit their project proposals to AIFA that will send them to NABARD after scrutiny.
A few medical colleges are also in the pipeline under AIFA with NABARD funds, sources said.