DHEMAJI, Nov 17 - Minister for Health & Family Welfare and PWD, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Dhemaji on Saturday and laid the foundation stones of a number of projects. He also addressed public meetings at Silapathar and Dhemaji and announced some developmental packages for the areas.
The minister visited the historic Malini Than at Likabali along Assam-Arunachal boundary and inspected the treasure trove therein. He assured to help the Arunachal government, which is planning renovation of the mandir on the model of the Jagannath Mandir, with financial grants from the Assam government.
Sarma laid the foundation of Nagar Water Supply scheme, and Dak bungalow building and Town Hall building projects at Silapathar. The estimated amount for the water supply scheme is Rs 10.25 crore, while the Dak bungalow and town hall project worth Rs 2.14 crore and Rs 6.29 crore respectively.
Addressing a public meeting, the minister announced that his government following its commitment made during the last elections, will launch ‘Gold to Married Women’ scheme in February next year.
He said that about 60,000 beneficiaries have got benefits under ‘Atal Amrit Abhiyan’, which covers health insurance for the BPL families. He also announced a developmental package of Rs 30 crore to Jonai LAC and exuded hope that the constituency would be ranked within the top 10 most-developed constituencies in the next plan.
The minister later visited Dhemaji Civil Hospital and inaugurated ‘Kidney Dialysis’ Unit’ therein. He also met government officials and took stock of the ongoing projects in the district.