Guwahati: Jorhat-Majuli connecting bridge to start construction by Feb 20 :-
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday announced that the construction of Jorhat-Majuli connecting bridge will start by February 20, 2021.
Sonowal made the announcement while launching RE-SVAYEM Re-designed program in Majuli.
The minister also said that under 15th Finance Commission for the constructions of roads and embankments in Majuli, the Commission granted Rs 1,095 crore for Majuli.
Sonowal, in Majuli, launched the state’s flagship program RE-SVAYEM – Swami Vivekananda Assam youth Empowerment scheme – to motivate the youths of the state to rightful vocations.
The Chief Minister on behalf of the people of Assam also expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for earmarking Rs 34 thousand crore for the development of Assam which is so far highest allocation in the Union Budget.
The Chief Minister said that without land, no one is secured. He, therefore, stated that State government took the steps for allotting land pattas to local indigenous landless people. He, at the same time mentioned about Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Sivasagar where he inaugurated a process of granting 1.10 lakh land pattas to the local indigenous people.
He also said that 16 thousand indigenous people of Majuli were also granted land pattas.
Sonowal further said that under Chief Minister Grammya Unnayan Yojana, tractors were distributed in all 26 thousand villages for the welfare of 58 lakh farmers of the state.
Moreover, financial grants were given to 2.60 lakh women under Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni, the Chief Minister added.
Later, Chief Minister Sonowal attended 9th triennial conference of Assam Anusuchit Jati Parishad in Majuli and announced that State government would set up Sati Radhika Multi-purpose project in Majuli.