GUWAHATI- Assam is on a roll with the state making rapid strides in its growth journey during the past two years. This was said by Assam Chief Minister, Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma at the two-day Pratidin Media Network Conclave 2023 held at Hotel Ashoka in the capital on Sunday evening.
Chief Minister Sarma said Assam is a very peaceful state with no agitation and protests and it is the right time to make investments in the state. “There are no issues in Assam provided we don’t rake up issues. It is the most peaceful state with congenial atmosphere prevailing for investment,” Sarma said adding that the present generation wants the state to reap in investments and to grow industrially.
The Chief Minister revealed that investment proposals worth more than Rs.15,000 crore is under the consideration of the state government. “In the last two years Assam is consistently showing economic progress. Today we are almost 6 lakh crore economy precisely 5.6 lakh crore.
Assam’s inflation is the lowest in the country. Rajasthan’s inflation rate is 8.6 per cent whereas ours is 4 per cent and it sells petrol-diesel at Rs.108 per litre whereas we sell at Rs.98. Assam is on a journey of development. The state is in a jubilant mood, festive mood with no agitation, bandh, picketing or protests and festivals like Bihu and Puja being held throughout the night.”
Dr. Sarma said that only the State of Assam but the whole of the North East region is experiencing major transformation in different sectors.
The Chief Minister said that the state GDP would attain 9 to 10 lakh crore by 2026 when the tenure of his government ends and become the 7th-8th largest economy by 2032.
On being asked by Consulting Editor of Pratidin Time, Mrinal Talukdar in course of the hour-long interview session whether he sees himself in Delhi, the Chief Minister quipped that he is in Delhi. Sarma was quick to add that he wants to take Delhi to Assam with the state turning into a political and economic hub of the country.
“I want to take Delhi to Assam. India’s politics should be controlled from Assam and India’s economy should be controlled from Assam,” quipped the Chief Minister amid thunderous applause from the audience.