Guwahati: As a part of Bikashar-Babe-Eta-Poshek, a development initiative of Assam government, the State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stones and inaugurated 19 schemes involving a financial outlay of Rs 425.75 crore at Biswanath district on Saturday. Sarma laid the foundations virtually for 12 schemes covering Biswanath, Gohpur and Sootea assembly constituencies
Foundations that have been laid include the integrated DC office for Rs 50 crore, circuit house for Rs 11 crore, district sports complex for Rs 50 crore, Assam battalion office complex at Paboi for Rs 177.23 crore, construction of Biswanath-Panpur embankment measuring 8 kilometer for Rs 11.91 crore, setting up of a polytechnic college at Sootea and strengthening the existing ITI for Rs 5.03 crore with some others.
He also inaugurated the newly built Sadbhavana Bhawan at Behali involving a financial outlay of Rs 1.46 crore and the auditorium at the premises of Behali BDO office. Speaking on the occasion, Sarma also informed that steps will be taken to introduce Arts stream in Behali science college from the next academic session. Under Asom Mala scheme, a bridge will be constructed connecting Buroi and Borgang, said Sarma who also distributed 20 thousand ration cards in Biswanath district.
In presence of State minister Pijush Hazarika, Parliamentarian Pallab Lochan Das, legislators Ranjit Dutta, Padma Hazarika, Promode Borthakur, Utpal Bora, Ganesh Limbu, Krishna Kamal Tanti and a host of other dignitaries, Sarma informed that six thousand beneficiaries from each of four constituencies (Biswanath, Gohpur, Behali and Sootea) of the district would be included to Orunodoi scheme. Senior citizens who are getting Rs 250 monthly pension will now get Rs 1250 under the scheme.