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Assam CM brands Budget as pragmatic, people friendly and development oriented

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GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today described the Union Budget presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman as pragmatic, people friendly and development oriented.

He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union finance minister for making landmark allocation for improvement of road infrastructure and welfare of tea workers of the state.

The chief minister said the Budget proposals would reinvigorate human capital and innovation besides giving a major push to health and well being, physical and financial capital, infrastructure as well as inclusive development in the country. 

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Expressing satisfaction on the Budget, Sonowal said since 2016, there has been a remarkable growth in the infrastructure of connectivity in Assam due to unprecedented synergy between the central and state governments. He thanked the Union government for the allocation of Rs. 34,000 crore for construction of more than 1300 km of national highways in Assam in the next three years. He also said the national highway works to the tune of Rs. 19,000 crore which are currently in progress in Assam have already given a major boost to road connectivity in the state.

Sonowal further appreciated the new initiative proposed in the Budget for the welfare of tea workers especially women and their children in Assam and West Bengal.

He said allocating Rs. 1000 crore for the tea workers will have long term impact on the healthcare and overall development of the community.

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