Assam Budget 2021-22: Covid-19 Assistance scheme, help for Tea Garden workers- Check Reports

Assam Budget 2021-22: Covid-19 Assistance scheme, help for Tea Garden workers- Check Reports
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CAssam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog tabled the annual Budget for fiscal 12 months Assam Budget 2021-22 within the Assembly on Friday. This is the primary State Budget under the party new BJP-led authorities under Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Sarma pegged it as a “historic day” for Assam with Neog because the state’s lady Finance minister to current the Budget. He added that it was “equally special” for him as this was his first Budget after changing into Chief Minister of the state.

Among the notable schemes, Neog introduced are reduction to those that have misplaced their members of the family to Covid-19, help to distressed debtors for microfinance loans, distribution of smartphones to Class IX and X authorities school students to deal with the digital divide and a rise within the help quantity of its flagship DBT Orunodoi scheme for underprivileged girls, amongst others.

Key Takeaways:

CM’s COVID-19 help scheme

Rs 40 crore allotted for monetary help to households who’ve misplaced one or a member to COVID-19. As part of it, Rs 1,00,000 can be given to the subsequent of kin of the deceased. Additionally, beneath the Chief Minister’s Sishu Seva Scheme, Rs 3,500 per 30 days can be given to COVID orphans under 15 years of age.

Welfare of Tea Garden Employees

805 tea estates have been earmarked for help. Houses can have functioning Household Tap Connections, piped fuel provide and the federal government will bear bills of electrical energy dues and chemical substances for 5 years. 2,69,648 individuals are anticipated to profit from the scheme.

Assam Microfinance Institutions Regulations of Money Laundering Act

To assist these distressed debtors of microfinance loans, the federal government will present help to 2 classes: Rs 25,000 can be paid for normal reimbursement of loans and sustaining good credit score self-discipline. The authorities will clear the overdue quantity if fee is overdue by 1-89 days. The incentive of Rs 25,000 can be paid after restarting common reimbursement/


One lakh vacancies throughout 48 state authorities departments can be stuffed.

Orunodoi scheme

Rs 1800 crore has been put aside for the beneficiaries of the federal government’s flagship DBT Orunodoi scheme for girls of
marginalised households of Assam. While the scheme was introduced in the earlier 12 months’ price range, this 12 months the month-to-month help can be elevated from Rs 830 to Rs 1000.

Asom Mala

Rs 5,556 crore can be allotted to develop highway infrastructure beneath Asom Mala. 250 km of roads by ASRIP (with help from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) and 313 km of roads by ARNIP (with help from Asian Development Bank) can be constructed.

Sonali Xaishab Bikkashit Axom

1,000 mannequin Anganwadi centres can be arranged with Rs 13.50 crore. Each centre can be constructed at a value of Rs 25 lakh.

Flood-free Assam

Keeping with the federal government’s imaginative and prescient of creating Assam flood-free, the federal government has introduced that 1,000 km of embankment-cum-roads can be constructed alongside the Barak and Brahmaputra rivers.