Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday termed the Union Budget presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman as pragmatic, people-friendly and development-oriented.
Sonowal thanked the Centre for the allocation of Rs 34,000 crore in the budget for the construction of more than 1,300 kms of national highways in Assam in the next three years.
He said that National Highway works with the proposed investment of Rs 19,000 crore are currently in progress in Assam and have already given a major boost to road connectivity in the state.
Sonowal in a statement also appreciated the new initiative proposed in the Budget for the welfare of tea workers, especially women and children in Assam and West Bengal.
He said that allocating Rs 1,000 crore for the tea workers would have a long-term impact on the healthcare and overall development of the community.
Sonowal said that the Budget proposals would reinvigorate human capital and innovation besides giving a major push to health and well-being, physical and financial capital, infrastructure as well as inclusive development in the country.