On Monday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who visited Silchar for two days, announced several new schemes for Silchar in 2021.
Himanta Biswa Sarma’s developmental schemes in the field of health and tourism come as a breath of fresh air for this reform adverse part of the State.
CM Sarma said, “we will launch several developmental schemes in Silchar. The government is planning to revamp Khaspur, a popular tourist destination in the town, on the lines of Kalakshetra in Guwahati.”
Among the list of schemes for Silchar Rs 100 crore to be allocated to give the historic Bhuvan Tirtha Vikas a facelift as well.
Sarma said, “Apart from developing Kashpur, the construction of the 500-bed Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) will be completed in the next two years, along with a cancer hospital at SMCH by 2022.”
However, giving details about the investment in various sectors, CM Sarma said that an amount of Rs 50 crore has been sanctioned for setting up offices under the deputy commissioner. In this matter, Sarma also said that the deputy commissioner of Cachar has been instructed to scout for suitable land for the same in 10 days.
Speaking about the mini secretariat, for which the Government had sanctioned Rs 116 crore earlier, the CM said that the work on it will be expedited after Durga Puja and it will be completed in the next two years.
Talks to shift the central jail from the heart of the city to the Lakhimpur area has also been breached.