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    Assam: Rs 500 cr package for BTR; Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a goodwill package of Rs 500 crore for the development of road and infrastructure in the region.

    Guwahati: Assam cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced important developmental related works of the Bodoland Territorial (BTR) Region which the government will be undertaking this year.

    Attending the first anniversary celebrations of the historic BTR Accord in Kokrajhar, Himanta Sarma announced a goodwill package of Rs 500 crore for the development of road and infrastructure in the region.

    “I am happy to announce that the state government yesterday had approved a goodwill package of Rs 500 crore for the development of roads in the BTR,” the minister informed in his speech.

    Sarma stated that a new campus of Bodoland University would soon come up in Udalguri district. The state government will also set up model colleges in Chirang and Baksa as promised in the run-up to recently-concluded Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections.

    As a part of the celebrations, families of martyrs who were sacrificed during the conflict times in the region were given compensation cheques of Rs 4 lakh each.

    Sarma made the announcement as part of his deliberation during the celebrations of the first Bodoland Peace Accord Day in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal, other senior BJP leaders and Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief executive members and executives.

    The list of projects or schemes for which foundation stones were laid by home minister Amit Shah are:

    • Bodoland Institute of Rural Development at Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar district
    • Polytechnic and Vocational Training Institute at Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa & Udalguri districts
    • Bathou Harimaphuri at Kumarikata.
    • Kheraishali Centre for Bodo Art and Culture with Tribal Art Gallery cum Museum at Bhergaon.
    • Gorkha Bhawan at Chirang.
    • Cultural Complex-cum-Centre of Excellence in the name of Bodofa Upendranath Brahma will  at Thulunghapuri, Dotma (Kokrajhar district).
    • Medical College at Tamulpur, Baksa

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