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Modi launches major projects worth around Rs 3,000 crore in Assam

Published on February 22, 2021 | News Source: Rinku Sharma
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Modi in Dhemaji: 'I said North East would become India’s new growth engine, today we see this happening'

Published on February 22, 2021|News Source : Pallavi Kumar

Guwahati. Feb 22:  ‘I said North East would become India’s new growth engine and today we see this happening’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing the public at Dhemaji.

Modi is in Assam to lay foundation stones of several development projects in the state. Modi dedicated to the nation the important projects of the oil and gas sector in an event organised at Silapathar in Dhemaji today.

Speaking on the occasion Modi said, ‘Our government that works with the motto of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' has led to rapid development of Assam. Works such as completion of Bogibeel Bridge and broad gauge railway line in North Bank have been done by our govt. ‘ 

Modi further said that the Centre is determined to upgrade and harness the talent of the youth. Dhemaji Engineering College is first college on North Bank and 3 such engineering colleges are also in the pipeline.

Assam government is working at a massive level for such colleges for girls and even polytechnic colleges in the region, Modi added.

Assam Government is working overtime to implement the New Education Policy. It shall immensely benefit our brothers and sisters in the state. Medical education in regional language will ensure even the poorest of poor can become a doctor, Modi said while addressing the public in Dhemaji.

Speaking about Ujjwala Yojana, the Prime Minister said that till 2014, out of every 100 families, only 55 families had LPG gas connections. In Assam, this number stood at 40 even after a refinery was present in state. With the help of Ujjwala Yojana, LPG coverage in Assam stands at nearly 100% today.

Modi also announced a gift of Rs 3000 crore energy and education infrastructure projects in Assam today.

Earlier, Assam Finance Minister lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Modi and tweeted, ‘In yet another boost to the growth saga of Assam & North East, Hon PM Sri Narendra Modi will dedicate key oil & gas projects to the nation from Silapathar, Dhemaji. He will also inaugurate Dhemaji Engineering College & lay foundation stone of Sualkuchi Eng College.’

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