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PM Modi kicks off work on Rs1,150 crore Amrit Sarovar water project in Assam, assures state of Centre’s help

PM addresses ‘Peace, Unity and Development Rally’ at Diphu, Assam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged of work on the Rs 1,150 crore Amrit Sarovar water project in Assam and laid the foundation stone of three new colleges in Assam today.

Addressing the ‘Peace, Unity and Development Rally’ at Diphu in Karbi Anglong, PM Modi said, “The work of construction of more than 2600 Sarovars is starting. This project, is based completely on people’s participation.”

He acknowledged the rich traditions of such sarovars in the tribal communities and expressed the hope that that these ponds will not only provide water storage for every villages but will also become a source of income.

During the programme, he also laid the foundation stone of various projects. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Veterinary College (Diphu), Degree College (West Karbi Anglong) and Agricultural College (Kolonga, West Karbi Anglong). These projects, worth more than Rs 500 crore, will bring new opportunities for skill development and employment in the region.

Earlier, the Prime Minister along with industrialist Ratan Tata inaugurated seven state-of-the-art cancer hospitals and laid the foundation stone for seven new cancer hospitals in Assam at an event in Dibrugarh.

The Prime Minister said that the BJP’s ‘double engine’ government is working with the spirit of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas. “Today this resolve has been reinforced on this land of Karbi Anglong. The work of carrying out the agreement which was signed for the permanent peace and rapid development of Assam is going on at a brisk pace”, he said.

The Prime Minister underlined the fact that since 2014, the difficulties in the North East are reducing and development is taken place. “Today, when someone comes to the tribal areas of Assam or goes to other states of the North East, he also appreciates the situation is changing”, he said.

The Prime Minister recalled last year’s inclusion of many organizations from Karbi Anglong in the peace and development process. Bodo Accord in 2020 also opened doors for permanent peace.

The Prime Minister assured the people of Assam that his government was committed to the continued development of the region.

Similarly, in Tripura too, NIFT has taken steps towards peace. Two and half decade old Bru-Reang was also solved, the Prime Minister added.

He pointed out that for a long time, Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) had been imposed on many states of the Northeast. “However, during the last 8 years, we have removed AFSPA from many areas of North East due to the arrival of permanent peace and better law and order conditions”, he added.

The Prime Minister said that the solution for border problems is being sought in the spirit of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. “The agreement reached between Assam and Meghalaya will encourage other matters as well. This will give impetus to the development aspirations of the entire region”, the Prime Minister emphasized.

Talking about the rich cultural heritage of the tribal communities, the Prime Minister said “The culture of tribal society, its language, food, art, handicrafts, all these are the rich heritage of India. Assam is even more prosperous in this respect. This cultural heritage connects India, strengthens the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.”

He said that in the Amrit Kaal of Azadi, Karbi Anglong is also moving towards a new future of peace and development. Now from here we don't have to look back. In the coming few years, together we have to make up for the development, which we could not achieve in the earlier decades, he added.