In a significant move to revamp its power distribution infrastructure, the Assam state government has given the green light to a mammoth Rs 5,197-crore project. The detailed project report (DPR) for this transformative endeavor was approved during a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The comprehensive project, aimed at modernizing and augmenting the state’s power distribution system, is set to be executed under the aegis of the Union government’s Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme. The projected cost for this ambitious undertaking stands at Rs 5,196.91 crore.
The timeline for completion has been set for March 31, 2026, with an expected beneficiary pool of approximately 67 lakh electrical consumers statewide.
Additionally, Assam is taking strides towards sustainable energy solutions by entering into a power purchase agreement for 100 MW with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). This move will enable the state to harness green energy from renewable sources.
In another notable decision, the government introduced the Mukhya Mantri Lok Sevak Arogya Yojana (MMLSAY), designed to streamline medical reimbursement processes for government employees and pensioners. Under this scheme, all medical reimbursement claims will be processed via an online portal of the Atal Amrit Abhiyan Society, offering reimbursements at rates aligned with the Central Government Health Insurance Scheme (CGHS).
Furthermore, the government pledged to provide job opportunities to the next of kin or family members of armed forces personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation’s security. Lastly, the Tiwa Autonomous Council area has been excluded from the Assam State Capital Region’s purview in a recent government approval.