Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma laid foundation stones and inaugurated projects worth Rs 1220.21 crore in Dhemaji district.
He said the state government is working to transform the image of Dhemaji district from a flood-ravaged district to a developed and progressive one.
Sarma laid foundation stones and inaugurated projects in Dhemaji district under the initiative “Bikakhor Babe Eta Pokhek” (A fortnight for development initiatives) at Dhemaji on Friday to bring about a paradigm shift to the development narrative of the district.
As part of the initiative, the chief minister laid foundation stone for a new medical college and hospital at Dhemaji at a cost of Rs 605.24 crore, integrated DC Office, Dhemaji at a cost of Rs 49.89 crore, District Sports Stadium Complex at Deoribil at a cost of Rs 50.53 crore and a mini stadium at Silapathar at a cost of Rs 12.36 crore.
He also laid the foundation for the upgradation of ITI, Dhemaji and Dhemaji Polytechnic at a cost of Rs 5.03 crore each and construction of various roads at an estimated cost of Rs 497.09 crore.
The CM urged various organisations to shun the culture of bandhs and dharnas and develop a work culture to rejuvenate social environment, promote indigenous culture, agriculture and other fields of economy in the state.
Highlighting future development plans for Dhemaji, the Chief Minister said that the infrastructure of all high schools in the district will be upgraded in phases with an expenditure of Rs 7 to 8 crore each.
A milk processing unit would also be set up in the district.
The chief minister also inaugurated the new office of the district BJP constructed and addressed the party workers.