Assam CM terms Union Budget ‘people-friendly, growth-oriented’
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal File Photo

Assam CM terms Union Budget ‘people-friendly, growth-oriented’

Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the "landmark" allocation for improvement of road infrastructure and welfare of tea workers in Assam.

GUWAHATI:

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has welcomed the Union Budget, terming it “pragmatic, people-friendly and development-oriented.”

Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the "landmark" allocation for improvement of road infrastructure and welfare of tea workers in Assam.

“The Budget proposals will reinvigorate human capital and innovation besides providing a major push to health and well-being, physical and financial capital, infrastructure as well as inclusive development in the country,” the Chief Minister said.

“There has been a remarkable growth in the infrastructure of connectivity in Assam since 2016 due to unprecedented synergy between the central and state governments,” he said.

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Sonowal thanked the Union government for the allocation of Rs 34,000 crore in the Budget for the construction of more than 1300 kilometres of national highways in Assam in the next three years.

“The national highway work to the tune of Rs 19,000 crore, currently underway in Assam, has already given a major boost to road connectivity in the state,” he said.

Sonowal also appreciated the new initiative proposed in the Budget for the welfare of tea workers, especially women and children in Assam and West Bengal.

“Allocation of Rs 1000 crore for the tea workers will have a long-term impact on healthcare and overall development of the community,” he said.

(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)

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