Assam Cabinet approves 1,000 km Economic Corridor Project with a budget of Rs 3,000 crore

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On October 9, the Assam cabinet agreed to provide Rs 3,000 crore for a 1,000-kilometer long economic corridor project in the state, according to Tourism Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah.

The cabinet has granted its initial approval for the project as part of the Asom Mala Scheme. The budget will be used to build High Speed Economic Corridor in the state.

Asom Mala is a part of the long-term plan for development which aims to boost economic growth and enhance road infrastructure in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Assam Vision 2030.

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The Assam cabinet has also approved projects worth Rs 950 crore which aimed to improve the rural infrastructure in the state. These funds will be secured through a loan from NABARD and will be utilized for the improvement of 90 rural roads and four rural bridges under the management of the Public Works Department.

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The Assam cabinet approved the allocation of land for constructing a judicial guest house in Kaziranga for state guests and visitors of the Guwahati High Court. Additionally, an extra Rs 11.91 crore was approved to finish constructing a new office building for the Commissioner of Taxes. It was decided that cabinet meetings in November and December will take place in Tinsukia and North Lakhimpur districts, respectively. In January next year, the meeting will be held in Nagaon.

Deputy commissioners have been instructed to limit expenses for the cabinet meetings to Rs 5 lakh and avoid starting any new repair work on circuit houses and inspection bungalows for this purpose.

The Assam cabinet has also approved the revised draft notification, declaring an eco-sensitive zone within a 1 km radius around Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary in Tinsukia, following the Supreme Court directive.

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