Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday announced that the Nalbari Medical College and Hospital will start operation from next year.
Sarma formally inaugurated the ‘Anna Mahotsav’ in which he distributed free ration under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana at a programme held at Nalbari on Monday.
It may be noted that in view of the Covid-19 pandemic that engulfed the entire nation, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKY) was initiated from April to June 2020 during the first phase of the pandemic.
After the first phase, the second phase was initiated from July to November 2020. The third phase was announced during the second wave of the pandemic in which every ration card holder under National Food Security Act will receive 5 KG of food grains from April-November 2021.
Speaking at a programme held at Gurdon Government Higher Secondary School ground, Chief Minister Sarma said that through this 'Anna Mahatsav' efforts have been taken to generate awareness about PMGKY so that targeted beneficiaries can be brought under the ambit of the scheme in the state. He also said that through this scheme additional 5 KG food grains will be given to nearly 59 lakh beneficiaries who are holding NFSA cards in the state.
"The State government has already taken steps to waive off microfinance loans to the beneficiaries as the process of waiving off will start from November 2021. The government as per its promise to provide one lakh jobs to the youths of the state has already started the process of inducting the youths to different government jobs in different government departments," Sarma said.
He also said that from the next year State government will raise the number of Orunodoi beneficiaries. In each constituency at least five thousand more beneficiaries will be included in the beneficiary list to ensure their entitlement to Rs 1000 per month.
Chief Minister Sarma during his speech also said that for the development of Nalbari district, his government has decided to build an integrated Deputy Commissioner’s Office in a new location at a sprawling 22 bigha of land involving a financial outlay of Rs 50 crore. Moreover, a state-of-the-art district stadium will also be constructed in Nalbari with an expenditure of Rs 50 crore.
Sarma also said that to give the people of Nalbari succour from artificial floods, the government will construct a well-laid out network of drains with an estimated project cost of Rs 120 crore.
"Moreover, to raise the level of connectivity, the embankment along Pagladia will be transformed into road cum embankment from Bijulighat to Tamulpur. The entire project cost will be Rs 150 crore. A new circuit house will also be built for Nalbari," the Chief Minister added.