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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Cabinet decides to give grant-in-aid to Durga Puja committees in Assam


The Assam Cabinet which met here on Tuesday decided to give a grant-in-aid of Rs 10,000 each to 6,953 Durga puja Committees in the state for the celebration of Durga Puja to be organized at Janata Bhawan in Dispur.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Chaired the Cabinet meeting.

It was decided in the meeting that Foundation stones will be laid for 400 new buildings of high and higher secondary schools. Of these, 100 will be completely new schools in tea garden areas.

The Cabinet also taken a decision for settlement of land in favour of 123 indigenous, landless families (105 families of Charaideo and 18 families of Darrang) for homestead purposes in urban areas under second phase of Mission Basundhara.

Holiday list of 2024 for State Government employees have been approved.

The other decisions are Uniform retirement date for Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers in mini Anganwadi Centres (AWCs). The date of relinquishment of services for all Anganwadi Workers and Helpers in mini AWCs will be April 30 of the year on or just after completion of 60 years of age, and their services shall be discontinued accordingly.

24-MW Karbi Langpi Middle-II Hydro Power Project will be implemented at a revised project cost of Rs 417.32 crore. This will help reduce power shortage and bridge the gap between demand and supply in the State to a certain extent through renewable power.

Cabinet Ministers will spend five days and 5 nights in villages in December 2023 to dedicate 400 schools in the remotest corner of the state.

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