Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma during his Barpeta visit | CMO, Assam

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma assured the residents of Sarthebari in Barpeta district of immediate actions from the government in upgrading the current Sarthebari civil hospital into a state-of-the-art hospital equipped with modern medical machinery and adequate healthcare staff.

The CM during a visit also announced that loans and credits totalling Rs 5 crore being availed by various bell-metal industry entrepreneurs will be treated as grants and neither the principle amount not the interests will have to be returned.

This would act as a huge boost to the bell-metal industry, Himanta Biswa Sarma added. The ongoing works related to improving the condition of Jinaram Das Road connecting Sarthebari with Pathshala shall be completed soon, the chief minister stated. He further assured the residents of Sarthebari of the government’s seriousness in preserving their identity and culture in this regard and promised necessary actions required for the same.

Himanta Biswa Sarma also paid a visit to the Krishnaguru Sewashram at Nasatra locality of the bell-metal town. The chief minister sought blessings at the ashram and also interacted with the residents and members of the religious site.

These were parts of the day-long visit of the chief minister to the Barpeta district. During the tour, a number of events, including the inauguration ceremony of the newly-constructed inspection bungalow of the public works roads department at Kayakuchi took place.

Built at a cost of Rs 2 crore under the state-owned priority development (SOPD) fund, the new inspection bungalow is spread across three floors, including the ground floor, and has a total of 11 rooms, of which 6 are air-conditioned while the rest of the rooms are non-air-conditioned. It also contains a suite for very important person (VIP) visits. The chief minister, in a brief meeting at the conference hall of the inspection bungalow with officials of PWRD and representatives of civil society organisations, took stock of the various ongoing developmental activities as well as grievances and expectations of the public from the Sarukhetri assembly constituency.

The CM directed the officials concerned to take necessary measures for timely completion of the developmental activities while assuring the civil society members of all support from the government in mitigating their grievances and fulfilling their demands.

The chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded Sarukhetri MLA Jakir Hussain Sikdar, under whose constituency Kayakuchi falls, for his efforts at the overall development of the Kayakuchi area.

Earlier in the day, Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new Monikut (the sanctuary) and pathway leading to it of the historic Jagannath Temple at Pachkhel Goyagoiyoroh in Sarthebari.

The chief minister declared a sum of Rs 50 lakh as the first tranche of funding from the government for the above works. The CM also declared a series of projects and schemes aimed toward the overall development of the bell-metal town and its residents.

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