Guwahati, January 22: Joining the league, the gateway of Northeast, Assam has given its nod by approving 10% quota for the economically weaker sections of the general category in government employment and government education institutes. The decision was taken by the state government after Central government paved path for the historic decision.
The state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal gave its approval by embracing the 10% quota decision for the state. Along with it, the state cabinet also has approved incentives for government doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers under Ayushman Bharat & Atal Amrit Abhiyan.
According to the Cabinet decision, 20 per cent of the total amount for government hospitals implementing these schemes has been earmarked for the purpose. Besides, the Cabinet approved a loan amount of Rs 95 crore under RIDF from NABARD for works under the Water Resources Department. The amount will be utilised to construct and strengthen embankments, dykes and other infra across the State.
The Cabinet approved guidelines for disbursement of Rs 5000 each to 5 lakh farmers of the state under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yozana for purchase of farm tools and implements.