Guwahati: The State Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, sanctioned Rs 250 crore for the Assam Infrastructure Funding Agency for taking up infrastructure-related projects.
On the other hand, the State Cabinet on Thursday, 16th September sanctioned Rs 379 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana towards payment of crop insurance premium on behalf of the farmers.
The State Cabinet also approved the creation of a new post of Chief Engineer, PWD, (Health and Education) under Assam PWD (Building and NH) aimed at expediting all health and educational infrastructure projects undertaken by the PWD in the State.
Moreover, in order to bust the myth about rhino horns and resultant poaching, the Cabinet decided that 2,479 out of the 2,623 rhino horns stockpiled in the State treasuries will be destroyed by consigning them to flames in public.
While 80 rhino horns would be preserved as heritage pieces for academic purposes, 50 rhino horns would be reserved for court cases.
It was also decided to repeal the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Licensing of Rickshaws and Rickshaw pullers) Bye-Laws, 1976. The corporation will explore Aadhaar-based online registration in place of physical presence for such registration.
A decision to develop infrastructure of 12 farms under the Assam Seeds Corporation Limited was also taken at the Cabinet meeting. Further, the Horticulture Nursery, Ulubari, and the Ulubari Nursery under the Assam Seeds Corporation Limited would be converted into state-of-the-art facilities.