Assam Cabinet gives nod for four medical colleges and other projects
Assam Cabinet has approved projects worth INR 7,876.45 crore which also includes four new medical colleges in the state.
The state cabinet has approved four new medical colleges and hospitals at Dhemaji, Golaghat, Bongaigaon, and Morigaon. These medical colleges and hospitals will be constructed under NABARD infrastructure Development Assistance (NIDA) and implemented by Assam Infrastructure Financing Authority (AIFA). The total project cost is INR 2,000 crore.
Other projects approved by Assam Cabinet
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweet reads, "At the weekly #AssamCabinet, we took several important decisions related to building a new bridge over the Brahmaputra, hiking State subsidy for PMAY houses, recruitment of teachers, new medical colleges, boosting river transport and upgrading ITIs & polytechnics, among others."
Some other projects approved by the cabinet are:
- Bridge on Brahmaputra: 'Assam Bridge Project - II' is approved. Four lane extradosed PSC bridge of length 4.08 km over the Brahmaputra connecting Palasbari & Sualkuchi to be constructed at an approximate cost of INR 3,197 crore.
- PMAY housing subsidy including enhancement of state subsidy for houses under PMAY HFA (Urban) from INR 50,000 to INR 60,000 in respect of all incomplete houses, approval to release of INR 30,000 for early completion of houses under Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) component of PMAY HFA (Urban). This will benefit 1,16,380 beneficiaries with additional spending of nearly INR 116.3 crore making Assam the first state to undertake such an innovative step, as stated by the official statement.
- The projects also include Assam complex to be established at Tiware village, Raigarh district of Maharashtra for promoting state's rich cultural heritage.