Assam plans to create a holding company with all for-profit petrochemical PSUs. Assam aims to reach a GDP of six lakh crore by 2026.

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “We can unlock the value of the investment by setting up a holding company. Gujarat has done it and. Once we have done this Rs 50,000 Crore will be in place and with this we will be able to unlock the value of the investment.

He added: “In Numaligarh Refinery Limited we have increased our stake to 26% and will get a dividend of Rs 7000 Crore and that makes good business sense. The refinery is definitely a sensitive issue for us. The Singapore government derives 50 percent of revenue from taxes and 50 percent from stocks. ”

Sarma said there was a move to restructure Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) and that the Assam government will hold 26% there. The Chief Minister said, “The state’s GDP is on the way to 4 lakh Crore and we have set a growth target of 10% per year. Last year the economy showed remarkable improvement.

The Chief Minister added: “There will be a huge influx of capital investment in Assam this year. By 2026, the state’s GDP is expected to reach 6 lakh Crore. Our expenditure on investment projects amounts to Rs 13,000 Crore and we will receive Rs 20,000 Crore shortly. We have several projects helped from outside.

Sarma opened the services of the first Dhirenpara Referral Unit (FRU) as an annex to Gauhati Medical College & Hospital.

As the services of Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital under GMCH will remain closed from today as a new 800-bed multi-specialty hospital will be built in place of MMCH, which will be the second medical college in Guwahati, Dhirenpara FRU and Pandu FRU will now be operational for patients under treatment with MMCH. Medical services such as occupational therapy services, medical specialists, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ENT, free x-rays, ultrasound, laboratory services, etc. will be available in FRUs.

Stating that next year’s services will be technology-focused, Sarma said human interference with the system will be eliminated.


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