Key Points of Assam Budget 2022 – Live


Guwahati:  FM Ajanta Neog tables Assam Budget 2022-2023.

Key Points

  1. Proposal for new airports in Karbi Anglong & Silchar and 3 new heliports at Nagaon, Geleki & Haflong. Talks with Centre for Greenfield Airport at Diphu and joint survey for de-notification of 180 acres of forest land for devp of Rupsi Airport
  2. Four new schemes for road construction announced – Pakipath Nirman Achani, Unnoti Pakipath Nirman Achani, Mothauri Pokikaran Achani & Path Nobikaran Achani for construction, upgradation and maintenance of all-weather roads, including those on embankments.
  3. Two major bridges to come up over Subansiri at Dhunaguri & Luit with help from GoI & AIIB. Bridge linking Majuli with Bihpuria & Nemati in progress. Trumpet Junction to be built at Gauripur, North Guwahati to enhance utility of the bridge over Brahmaputra.
  4. Four roads under Asom Mala to be upgraded in 2022-23, with 19 new road over bridges being taken up. New flyover project to be taken up in Mancota Road, Dibrugarh and new elevated road in GNB Road, Guwahati.
  5. Reduction of 1% VAT on Aviation Turbine Fuel for aircraft. Proposal to start new scheme to facilitate cheaper air connectivity from Guwahati to Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Silchar and Tezpur.
  6. Reduction of 1% VAT on Aviation Turbine Fuel for aircraft. Proposal to start a new scheme to facilitate cheaper air connectivity from Guwahati to Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Silchar and Tezpur.
  7. Allotment of ₹156 crore for acquisition of 50 acres of land for Jorhat Airport, ₹50 crore for acquisition of 870 acres of land for Greenfield Airport at Silchar and ₹3.56 crore for acquisition of 84 acres of land for Lilabari Airport at North Lakhimpur.
  8. Assam Inland Water Transport Development Society to develop 13 small terminals on National Waterway 2 on Brahmaputra at Umananda, Uzan Bazarm Kurua, Guijan, Ghaghor, Kachari, Goalpara, North Guwahati, Aphalamukh, Neemati Ghat, Matmora & Disangmukh.
  9. Projects to preserve Eksarana Dharma undertaken at Bordowa Than, Narayanpur & Gangmou Satra – New project to come up at Patbaushi Satra – ₹2.5 lakh to each of 1,260 namghars under Assam Darshan – Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra to have a 4th auditorium for ₹5 cr
  10. Preservation and beautification of Lachit Borphukan Samadhi at Hollongapar, along with a digital documentary film and organising lectures in Delhi and Mumbai. Allocation of ₹7 crore for Alaboi War Memorial to honour 10,000 Ahom martyrs.
  11. ₹15 crore earmarked for land acquisition for Pratima Pandey Barua Museum at Gauripur, Dhubri to preserve memories of the iconic folk singer and promote Goalparia folk song as well.
  12. Jorhat Jail to be developed as North East Freedom Fighter’s Memorial Park, and Maniram Dewan Samadhi & Gomdhar Konwar Samadhi at Jorhat to be renovated. Light and sound show to come up at Rang Ghar, Sivasagar to attract international tourists.
  13. APSC to fill 13,572 Class III & 13,787 Class IV posts and finalise 3,587 Grade-I and 1,568 Grade-II vacancies. Compassionate Appointment for 930 posts in Education Dept & Sixth Schedule Areas to be completed soon to meet target of 1 lakh jobs.
  14. Incentives under Category-1 of AMFIRS to be disbursed before Bohag Bihu in the remaining 7 districts of Assam. Govt to pay overdue amounts of Category-2 & clear outstanding debt of Category-3 borrowers whose accounts have turned NPA. Total budget: ₹2,500 crore
  15. Orunodoi assistance enhanced to Rs 1,250 per month from next financial year, with ₹250 additional subsidy for 50 units of electricity. Six lakh additional beneficiaries to be added from Bodoland Territorial Region.
  16. Proposal to organise North-East festival of Indigenous and Tribal Culture and Games to present indigenous culture to the world audience. ₹10 crore earmarked for the same. Additionally, 10 colleges in Bodoland Territorial Region are to be provincialised.
  17. To augment education facilities, 436 schools in tea garden areas to be brought under ambit of State Govt. 117 Model High Schools in gardens to be made operational from 10 May 2022. Remaining 2.9 lakh households under Jal Jeevan Mission to be covered by 2022-23.
  18. Launch of Mission Zero Drop-Out for identification and mapping of vulnerable girl children and customised plans to provide child-specific interventions such as conditional cash transfer.
  19. Mahaprabhu Jagannath Community & Skill Centre in 800 tea gardens for skilling tea tribe youth & organising community-based events. Disinvestment strategy for Assam Tea Corporation Ltd & payment of outstanding provident fund liabilities by 2023-24 for ₹142.5 cr.
  20. ₹25 crore earmarked each for the holistic development of Tai Ahom, Moran, Muttok, Chutia and Koch-Rajbongshi in the present budget. Transfer of entitlement grants under single Head of Account to Councils under Sixth Schedule.
  21. OBC communities to have their own authorised organisations for recommending issuance of caste certificates to respective community members. Proposal to allow up to 50 bigha per tribal family by removing upper ceiling of 8 bigha under Assam Land Policy, 2019.
  22. Continuation of Pragyan Bharati scheme with free textbooks, hostel mess dues waiver, admission fee waiver for BPL students, scooters to meritorious students, ₹10,000 mobility grant to girls, education loan under Abhinandan and Anundoram Barooah Award.
  23. ₹25 crore earmarked each for the holistic development of Tai Ahom, Moran, Matak, Chutia and Koch-Rajbongshi in the present budget. Transfer of entitlement grants under single Head of Account to Councils under Sixth Schedule.
  24. Aarohan relaunched where girls and boys securing first position in Class IX to be given exposure to premier academic institutions such as IT Guwahati. ₹2000 to be given to every student as book grant & mobility grant, with allotment of ₹1 lakh per district.
  25. Seuj Axom Abhijan to increase green cover in Assam from 36% & to 38% in 5 years using Miyawaki model. Establishment of Assam Agro-Forestry Development Board. Introduction of 200 electric vehicles & 100 CNG buses for ₹250cr under Smart City project in Guwahati.
  26. Renovation of 241 anti-poaching camps in Golaghat, Nagaon, Biswanath & Sonitpur districts. 35-km elevated corridor for safe passage of animals from Kaziranga to Karbi Anglong for ₹4,865 crore. Nine elephant corridors to be notified.
  27. 832 ha land acquisition for Kaziranga National Park. ₹48.08 crore for land compensation to 1,085 displaced families. Finalization of Eco-Sensitive Zone of integrated Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve.
  28. Construction of seven more cancer hospitals in Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Tezpur, Jorhat, Lakhimpur & Darrang to commence within 2022-23. Robotic Surgery unit earmarked for State Cancer Institute, GMCH for ₹15 crore.
  29. Proposal to set up three new medical colleges at Sivasagar, Karimganj & Goalpara, along with a super-specialty hospital at IIT Guwahati. Construction of medical colleges at Dhemaji, Bongaigon, Morigaon, Golaghat & Tamulpur to start this year.
  30. Expansion of primary healthcare with establishment of 1,000 Buniyadi Swasthya Kendras and upgrading 200 sub-centres. New Ayurvedic Colleges to be set up at Dudhnoi and Palashbari. One BSc Nursing College/GNM Nursing School for each medical college.
  31. District hospitals in Barpeta, Silchar, Diphu, Jorhat, Tezpur & Lakhimpur to be upgraded to super-specialty hospitals for Rs 3,798 crore. Sneha Sparsh Plus scheme to cover rehabilitation costs for children suffering from cerebral palsy.
  32. Mission Basundhara 2.0 has been introduced to offer next generation land related services. This will enable realisation of land revenue from rightful owner and allow them to use land as collateral to unlock value of land.
  33. All post-retirement benefits will be ensured for State Govt employees: Payment of GPF, Gratuity, Leave Encashment and GIS through single window interface.
  34. Rs 129.89 cr earmarked towards interest subvention for State Govt employees under Apun Ghar and Bidyalakshmi scheme at subsidized rate of interest.
  35. Dedicated IT portal to be launched for a simplified medical reimbursement process for State Govt employees. Empanelled hospitals to be withdrawn so that employees can avail treatment at hospital of their choice.
  36. Extensive training and demonstration for promotion of natural farming. International Year of Millets to be celebrated in 2023. Fodder Mission proposed to be set up.
  37. 40 seed farms under Assam Seed Corporation Limited and Directorate of Agriculture with allocation of ₹10 cr. Decentralised Procurement Scheme for Kharif Marketing Season 2022-23. 150 Paddy procurement centres and at least 30 rice receiving depots to be set up.
  38. 3% increase in Dearance Allowance in addition to the 11% already provided to State Govt employees and pensioners.
  39. ₹4000 cr earmarked for Mukhya Mantri Souro Shakti Prokolpo to increase generation of clean energy by installing solar power generation plants with aggregated installed capacity of 1000 MW.
  40. ₹2,127 cr for 120 MW Lower Kopili Hydro Electric Project. Two projects of 46.5 MW on Borpani river are in progress. ₹2500 cr earmarked for 10MW Namrup Replacement Power Project Phase-II & 100MW Namrup Gas Engine Project.
  41. New Industrial and Investment Policy 2022 to boost industrial growth. Hospitals, hotels and cruise services, shipbuilding and vehicle scrap processing facility will be included in industrial sector for various incentives under the new policy.
  42. Sibsagar College, Kokrajhar Government College, Bongaigaon College, Jagannath Barooah College, North Lakhimpur College, Handique Girls’ College & Nagaon college to be elevated into universities. ₹10 cr to each college as grants-in-aid for capital expenditure.
  43. NIDA Fund of ₹50 cr each to Majuli University, Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhattadev University, Madhabdev University, Birangana Sati Sadhini State University and Aniruddhadev Sports University.
  44. ₹25 cr to Gauhati University for start-up ecosystem. ₹15 cr each to Assam University, Tezpur University and Silchar University. ₹25 cr to Assam Agriculture University. TISS Guwahati to get ₹15 cr and ₹10 cr for IIIT Guwahati.
  45. Rs 10 cr earmarked for Science block in Haflong College. Grant-in aids for payment of 75% salary for Srimanta Sankardeva Vishwa Vidyalaya. Faculty members can withdraw salary in 12 equal instalments without ceiling.
  46. Rs 28.80 cr earmarked for Bhasha Gourab Scheme which provides corpus funds to 21 indigenous Sahitya Sabhas and one-time assistance to authors under Lekhak Sambardhana.
  47. Youth Commission to be set up under Mukhya Mantri Vikas aru Niyog Asoni. Candidates will be enrolled in intensive coaching for employment in all India/State/ Civil services /SSC/ Banking/ Insurance sectors/ PSUs/ Central Armed Police Forces.
  48. Amrit Guwahati Integrated Global City (Amrit GiG City) to be developed as a new-age, world class integrated business city. Spread across 1000 acres, it will have world class infrastructure for next generation industries.