The Centre, in its Hydrocrabon Vision 2030 for the Northeast, has envisaged investing Rs 1.30 lakh crore in the petroleum sector in the region in the next 14 years, of which Rs 80,000 crore will be invested in Assam alone.
The BJP-led government, which has launched a massive campaign to attract a record number of pilgrims and visitors to the Mela, has set up five large camps apart from several temporary shelters in the Nilachal foothills.
Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of India have already started pouring in, with the authorities already setting up five large camps apart from several temporary shelters in the Nilachal foothills.
Sonowal, who submitted a memorandum as also a White Paper on the state’s financial situation to the prime minister, also requested allotment of Rs 5,000 crore as a “special one-time revenue deficit grant”.
Dashing off another letter to the PMO in May, Bhagowaty pleaded with the prime minister to institute an independent inquiry so that the truth was unraveled and the guilty officials meted out exemplary punishment.