Assam Govt. to launch ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’ program by working under the umbrella of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’:

Guwahati, May 18: In the line of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Assam Govt. has also planned to launch ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’ program to supplement center’s efforts to mitigate financial woes of the people of the state caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Assam Finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that, the Assam government is ready to implement a program in the state with a concept of ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’ working under the overall umbrella of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

“What the center has announced to give relief to the people, the Assam government will do matching up. If the Prime Minister and center have given interest subvention of 2 percent to MUDRA loan beneficiaries, the Assam government will do a matching up. We will also give an equal amount as an interest subvention. If the migrant laborers will benefit for two months, out of that 15 days can be shared by the state government with nutritious foods. We are working out a new package of how we can make this ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ concept into a new reality for Assam which call ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The Assam Finance minister claimed that, the economic stimulus package of Rs 20 lakh crore announced by the center will touch 50 percent population of the state.

“This package will bring Rs 10,000 crore to the state exchequer for cash flow management through announcements for Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjawala Yojana, senior citizens. 66,000 MSME in Assam will benefit through the MSME credit linkage. 20 lakh youths of Assam who have taken MUDRA loans will be benefited through interest subvention, a large section of people of the state will be benefited through KCC, contractors will be benefited,” Himanta said.

He further said that, the state government has analyzed it and the outcome is that, Assam will be benefited lots from the package announced by the Prime Minister and center.