Union Budget 2021
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharam while presenting the Union Budget 2021 in New Delhi on Monday

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2021 on Monday announced  Rs 34,000 crores to develop 1300 kms of national highway in Assam

Assam, which will be going to polls soon, has found special mention in the Union Budget in terms of infrastructure development.

Similar highway projects have also been announced for three more states of West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Sitharaman said that the national highway project of constructing 1300 kms of road will be implemented in Assam within the next three years.

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The finance minister also announced Rs 1000 crores for the welfare of tea garden workers of Assam and West Bengal.

The tea tribe community comprises a major vote bank for the ruling BJP state government in Assam.

The finance minister also announced Rs 1.03 lakh crores to construct 3500 kms of national highways in Tamil Nadu.

Rs 65,000 crore have also been earmarked for developing 1100 km of national highways in Kerala.

West Bengal also received Rs 25,000 crore for developing 6700 km of highway.

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