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Assam CM inaugurates, lays foundation of ₹1208 cr projects in Barak

Assam Committed towards All-round Development of Barak Valley: Dr. Sarma

Staff Reporter, Silchar, March 1: Taking another giant step forward towards ensuring all-round development across the State, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday inaugurated, laid foundation stones and performed bhumi pujan of infrastructural development projects worth a total of approximately ₹1208 crore for Cachar district in southern Assam. Around ₹700 crore of the total of ₹1208 crores are being spent on infrastructure development in the Lakhipur subdivision in Cachar district. The Chief Minister inaugurated the Silchar Cancer Centre in Silchar town that was built at a cost of ₹265 crores. A joint effort of the Government of Assam and the Tata Trust, the Silchar Cancer Centre shall be managed by the Assam Cancer Care Foundation and would have state-of-the-art modern healthcare facilities to treat various kinds of malignancies. The Chief Minister also partially commissioned the Silchar Town Water Supply Project developed at a cost of ₹178 crore under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation (AMRUT). He also laid the foundation stone for the Phase-2 of the Silchar Water Supply Project under AMRUT 2.0 for which an amount of ₹35 crores have been allotted. He also digitally laid the foundation stone for a 100-bedded district hospital in Lakhipur to be built at a cost of ₹127 crores and two government colleges in Lakhipur and Dholai for which a sum of ₹70 crores in total have been sanctioned. There were numerous other projects for which foundations stones were laid today. He also handed over a total of 53 ambulances to the managements of various tea estates of the district aimed at uplift of healthcare services delivery in the tea garden areas. Speaking at the official event held at Lakhipur, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said the projects worth more than ₹1200 crores that have either been inaugurated or foundation stones laid have the potential to fulfil many of the long-standing demands of the residents of Cachar district in general and Lakhipur in particular.
He said in the last 2-3 years, the Barak Valley region of Assam has been witnessing revolutionary developments in the infrastructure development front. Stating that the entire Barak valley region is witnessing a new era of progress and growth, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said the credit for the same must go to the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the massive developmental projects being executed across the region is a manifestation of the fact that Barak Valley's development is a prime focus area of the Government of Assam. He said that the development of Barak Valley along with other regions have been catapulted because of the sincerity of the present government and its commitment to meet the hopes and aspirations of Barak Valley, Brahmaputra Valley, the hills and the plains of the state. He said the government was on its way to fulfilling most of the election-time promises. The event was also attended by Ministers of Assam Cabinet Parimal Shuklabadya and Keshab Mahanta, Members of Parliament Dr. Rajdeep Roy and Pallab Lochan Das, Members of Legislative Assembly Kaushik Rai, Dipayan Chakraborty, Mihir Kanti Shome, along with a host of other dignitaries. Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister addressed a function organised on the sideline of the inaugural ceremony of the Silchar Cancer Centre in Silchar town. He exuded confidence that the Silchar Cancer Centre shall be able to provide quality healthcare services to cancer patients of the Barak valley region. He said the current government is aware of the importance of a robust healthcare system in the State's forward march on all fronts. The event was attended by Health Minister Keshab Mahanta, Minister in the Assam Cabinet Parimal Shuklabadya, Members of Parliament Dr. Rajdeep Roy and Pallab Lochan Das, Members of Legislative Assembly Dipayan Chakraborty and others.

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