Silchar: Assam government will observe ‘Development Fortnight’ from December 5 to December 18.
The decision to observe Development Fortnight was taken at the outstation cabinet meeting held in Silchar on Tuesday.
Assam government plans to observe the Development Fortnight in two phases. While the first phase will begin from December 5, the second phase of the intiative will be onserved from January 5 to 20.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Development Fortnight is a new step taken by his government, and during the fortnight, works of various development projects to the tune of Rs 15,000 crore will be rolled out across the state.
On December 5, the Development Fortnight will be inaugurated in Bongaigaon district, and projects to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore will be rolled out.
In Nalbari district, the state government will roll out the programme on December 6, in Tamulpur on December 7, in Morigaon on December 8, in Golaghat on December 9, and in Biswanath on December 10.
Ass government will roll out different development schemes in the river island district of Majuli on December 11, the chief minister said, adding that the initiative will bring about overall development of the state.
Sarma said the state cabinet has decided to add 10.57 lakh new beneficiaries under the Orunodoi Scheme by March 31.
At present, there are 17 lakh beneficiaries under the Orunodoi Scheme in the state.
With the addition of new beneficiaries under the Orunodoi Scheme, the total beneficiaries will be increased to 27 lakh.