Assam CM Visits Proposed Site for upcoming IIM


Kamrup: Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday visited the proposed site for an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the Marabhita and Dighalkuchi localities in Kamrup district that recently received the final go-ahead from the Union government.

A total of approximately 574 bighas of government land have been selected for the upcoming IIM, the second in the Northeastern region after IIM Shillong in Meghalaya. The Chief Minister also visited Rajdhar Bora Higher Secondary School at Azara and inspected the infrastructure development activities being undertaken there. This apart, he also inspected the renovation works for the upcoming “sub-district office” at Jalukbari that is currently known as Haj Bhawan.

Speaking to mediapersons at Marabhita, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said the final nod by the Centre for an IIM in the State is a matter of great happiness and pride for the people of Assam. The IIM, once functional, shall bestow Guwahati and its vicinity of hosting the country’s four of the most prominent institutions of higher learning’s — an Indian Institute of Technology, an All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a National Law University as well as an Indian Institute of Management, the Chief Minister stated. He added that investment to the tune of Rs. 1,000 crores is likely to be approved by the Centre for the IIM. The Chief Minister further added that a School of Planning & Architecture might also come up nearby the upcoming IIM.

He said such positive developments in the field of higher and specialised education shall contribute towards the transformation of Palashbari Assembly constituency into an educational hub in the region.

Later, the Chief Minister, while visiting Rajdhar Bora Higher Secondary School at Azara, said the ongoing infrastructure development activities across more than 400 government high schools and higher secondary schools in the State shall fulfill most of the infrastructure needs of Assam’s school education system. He added infrastructure upgradation and development of another 126 schools shall be approved shortly by the government, thereby taking the total number of schools receiving such assistance from the government to 500-plus.While visiting the upcoming under-renovation “Sub-district office” at Jalukbari, the Chief Minister said there shall be a total of four sub-district offices in Kamrup Metropolitan district and the aim is to have all these become functional by August of this year.

The Sadar Sub-division of Kamrup Metropolitan shall, however, not be recognised as a “Sub-district”, the Chief Minister said. The government would see that all the proposed “Sub-districts” across the State become fully-functional by 2025. He expressed hope the sub-district offices shall aid greatly in fulfilling the genuine hopes and aspirations of the people of the State in days to come.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu and Chief Secretary Ravi Kota. Palashbari Member of Legislative Assembly Hemanga Thakuria was present at the site of the upcoming IIM.

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