CM Sonowal – Rs 2000 crore for the development of Barak valley :- Silchar: The Chief Ministero of Assam – Sarbananda Sonowal said that his government has earmarked Rs 2000 crore for rapid development of the Barak valley.
While addressing a special distribution Camp for differently abled persons at Silchar, yesterday the chief minister said that 4 bridges would be built over the Barak river and some flyovers elsewhere would come up for easing traffic congestions.
Sonowal said that his government was committed to the equal development of the Barak valley and Brahmaputra valley for the development of the state.
He, referring to differently abled persons, said that an ex gratia of Rs 5000 and monthly Rs 1000 would be provided by the state government to them for their treatment from next year.
CM of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal distributed wheelchairs, tricycles and other items among the beneficiaries in the camp. The Chief minister also handed over a cheque of Rs 4 lakh as ex gratia to a person who had lost his wife due to burn injuries.
Thawar Chand Gehlot who is the union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment said that the central government was taking steps to improve the social perceptions of specially abled persons. The government had launched several schemes for them like insurance of Rs two lakh, free treatment, free distribution of mobile phones and other digital equipments.