Correcting historic mistake of neglecting Assam, its growth our precedence: PM Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Thursday that his authorities is correcting the “historical mistake” of neglecting Assam, and the states
growth is its precedence.

Modi additionally stated BJP’s double engine governments on the Centre and in Assam diminished geographical and cultural distances between the state and remainder of the nation.

“Prior to Independence, Assam enjoyed a high per-capita income but since 1947, its development was neglected. Correcting the historical mistake of neglecting Assam had begun with former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, and now it has gained strength with the BJP government taking its
development as a priority,” he stated.

The PM nearly launched the Rs 3,231-crore ‘Mahabahu Brahmaputra’ undertaking on Thursday, which incorporates the development of inland water terminal at Jogighopa and vacationer jetties at Pandu, Jogighopa, Neamati and Biswanath ghat.

Modi stated growing waterway connectivity below ‘Mahabahu Brahmaputra’ will present another route to attach the northeast with different components of India and neighbouring nations.

He laid the muse of the nation’s longest river bridge of 19 km from Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya at an estimated value of Rs 5,000 crore, and the 8-km Jorhat-Majuli bridge.

The prime minister additionally laid the muse of the Rs 350-crore North East Data Centre at Guwahati together with the e-portals PANI and CAR-D for ease of doing enterprise.