Assam government announces Rs100 cr award for the cleanest district.
Assam government announces 100cr award for the cleanest district.
According to Assam's chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state will launch a campaign to promote cleanliness and award a prize of 100 crore rupees to the winning district, which would be used to fund development projects. A jury that included professors, environmentalists, and journalists among others would chose the winners.
"A cleaning contest was held for the first time in the state at Khumtai. I congratulate Mrinal Saikia for such an initiative," Sarma remarked as he named the five winning villages, each representing four district panchayat councils. Three champions from among the participating tea gardens received prizes.
While Saikia had proposed one kilometer of concrete road as the first prize to the winning village and ten lakh rupees as the second prize from his MLA development scheme funds, along with similar incentives for other winners, Sarma announced that the state government will double the prizes with money from the state exchequer.
"I wish that similar competitions were organized in the state's other 125 constituencies. We have allocated 100 crore in this year's budget for a cleanliness competition among all districts, and the winning district will receive 100 crore for urban and rural development projects, the official said.
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