Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived at Sivasagar in Assam, where he will be distributing 1.06 lakh land allotment certificates to beneficiaries.
Addressing a gathering at the Jerenga Pathar, Modi said that the over a lakh landless people’s lives have been secured by the government.
Wishing the people of Assam on New Year and Bhogali Bihu, Modi said, “The nation is celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and we celebrated this day as Parakram Divas.”
Upon his arrival Modi paid tributes to Joymoti, a native princess of Assam who sacrificed her life for her husband at the Jerenga Pathar in Joysagar, Sivasagar District of Assam.
Modi’s visit to the state assumes significance as the state is headed to Assembly Elections likely to be held in April this year.
Modi further added that, more than 1 lakh landless families have received land ‘patta’ documents. “When BJP had formed the government in Assam, there were nearly 6 lakh landless people in the state. But the Sonowal government is providing land pattas to those landless people. More than 2.25 lakh landless people had received land pattas and now 1 lakh people will be added,” he said.
Appreciating the efforts of the people of Assam, PM Modi said, “The fast-paced development of Assam is very important to us. The way to ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’ is through ‘Atmavishwaas’ (self-confidence) among the people here. 40 per cent of the state’s population is taking benefit of ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ scheme of the Central government.”
Modi said that the NDA Government has always kept the preservation of the Assamese culture at its foremost intention behind implementing policies including the protection of the Assamese language and promotion of its literature.
Lauding the efforts of the Assam Government in handling the COVID-19, Modi expressed his confidence that the state will take forward the vaccination drive now. He further appealed the people to get vaccinated.