KOKRAJHAR, Nov 28: The Central Government has cleared 11 projects with an estimate cost of Rs 108.25 crore from the list of schemes submitted by the BTC under the additional package of Rs 250 crore for BTC areas.
Of the cleared projects, the highest Rs 25.94 crore has been earmarked for an IT park at Kokrajhar, along with setting up of model dairy, fishery, horticulture, poultry farms and training centres in Kokilabari in the Baksa district at a cost of Rs 11.46 crore, setting up of food processing plant at Karigaon in Kokrajhar at the cost of Rs 9.96 crore, Rs 9.07 crore integrated agro-processing park at Lalpool in Udalguri, establishment of sports complex at Mushapur in Baksa (rupees five crore), upgrading of sports complex at Kajalgaon in Chirang (rupees five crore). The other projects includes construction of cold storage at Baram in Baksa, construction of three RCC bridges, one each over Gurufella River on Gossaigaon-Sapatgram Road, Gangia River on Dotma-Bhawraguri Road and Putimari River at Dolonghat (Dhulabari in between Baksa and Udalguri).
At the same time, the NLCPR also retained 21 projects for Assam at the cost of Rs 150.36 crore of which four projects fall in the BTC area at a cost of around Rs 51.03 crore for the year 2009-10. The project under the NLCPR includes a tourist resort-cum-amusement park at Manas National Park at a cost of Rs 34.78 crore, construction of RCC bridge in Dotma-Balajan Road over Saralbangha River in Kokrajhar at the cost of Rs 1,060.50 lakh, construction of RCC bridge over Laska, Daulaguri–Dotma Road at the cost of Rs 147.46 lakh and improvement of Kadamtola-Nikasi Road from Kuchighar to Bhalukdonga.
Expressing happiness over the sanctioning of Rs 108.25 crore to BTC for as many as 11 development projects, chief of BTC Hagrama Mohilary thanked the Prime Minister, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on behalf of the people of the BTC. He urged the people to come forward for smooth completion of the projects. THE SENTINEL