Assam is now in the path of peace and progress, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that with the all-round development of the northeastern region, “Atmanirbhar Bharat” would be achieved. Addressing a massive gathering at Jerenga Pothar in Sivasagar in eastern Assam, Modi said, “From infrastructure and connectivity development to growth in health, education, employment generation, the double engine governments at the centre and the state are taking forward Assam’s all round progress.”

The government has taken simultaneous modern projects for the development and expansion of road, rail, air, water connectivities of Assam and other northeastern states. “In these multidimensional water connectivity projects, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar are also involved,” he said referring to the “Act-East Policy”.

The Prime Minister said Assam is a significant part of “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” where 11,000 km road and several important bridges have been constructed and the way to “Atmanirbhar Assam” is through “Atmavishwas” among the people of Assam.

In the public gathering at the historical Sivasagar district, the Prime Minister launched the Assam government’s mega programme to distribute land “patta” (land allotment permit) to 1,06,940 landless indigenous people.

“Love of the people of Assam brings me back again and again. I have had the privilege to visit various parts of the state over the years. I have come to celebrate with the people of the state on a major achievement of the state’s indigenous people,” the Prime Minister added.

He said that in the last six years, from 38 per cent toilets, Assam now has toilets in 100 per cent households. The Prime Minister said that over 2.5 crores Jan Dhan bank accounts were opened and due to which during the pandemic women and farmers received government allocated funds directly in their bank accounts.

Saying about the historic Bodo peace accord, signed in January last year, the Prime Minister said that Assam is now in the path of peace and progress. Referring to the celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as “Parakram Divas”, Modi said that the day “inspires hope and national pride”.

He also lauded the state government for having freed the internationally famous Kaziranga National Park from the illegal encroachers.He said he was confident that Assam will take forward the vaccination drive now and appealed to all to get vaccinated.