• Assam : 10 lakh houses will be constructed for the underprivileged, says CM Sarma

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    Digital Desk: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while attending a press conference at Koinadhara State Guest House in Khanapara today, said that the government will be constructing the 10 lakh pucca houses for the underprivileged.

    The pucca houses will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) scheme, which will be environmentally safe and secure.

    The scheme was first launched by former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the year 2017. Ceremonial distribution of sanction letters to beneficiaries were conducted in a programme held at Sarusajai Sports Complex.

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    Apart from the above, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also mentioned that admission to schools and colleges will be held online from now onwards, adding that every government process will be online within three years.

    The Chief Minister further added that a total of 2500 LP school constructions are underway. Along with them construction of Model College, hospitals and Engineering Colleges are also underway.

    Other key decisions undertaken in the Cabinet Meeting are enumerated below:-

    1. Elevated corridor will be constructed at Kaziranga National Park
    2. New bridge will come up over Brahmaputra river in Mangaldoi
    3. Government will sign agreement with NDDB on January 7
    4. With regards to keeping of PSO (Personal Security Officers), new policy will come into force except for the ones who own constitutional title
    5. 22 convoys for the Chief Minister has now been reduced to 7-8 in Guwahati
    6. No special security and houses will be provided for the former Chief Ministers
    7. Special measures have been undertaken by the Assam Cabinet to admit students of Assam in Indian Army
    8. Entrance exam for medical and engineering will be held in Assamese
    9. APSC aspirants will now be able to give exam in Assamese language

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