Assam cabinet is providing financial relief to the EWS category, those earning less than Rs 8L per annum will benefit

The Assam Cabinet on Monday made major changes for those who belong to the economically weaker section of the population.

The Cabinet has decided that those who belong to the general caste category but have an annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh and property not exceeding 30 bighas of land in the rural side or 2 bighas of land in the urban space and up ‘to 8240 square feet in the municipal area, can enjoy the benefits of SAP.

Cabinet Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah, “We did this because we looked at the fact that most people have common families in villages, so it is necessary for them to have so much agricultural land. We could see that people who earned less than 8 lakh but owned more than 5 acres of land in the whole joint family were excluded from SAP benefits. The ultimate goal is to ensure that no one who needs the benefits of SAP is denied them.

In addition, Baruah clarified that any Indian citizen, regardless of religion, will enjoy these rights.

Furthermore, he added that Assam will now have a museum, a guest house and a conference hall which will be constructed under the supervision of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakhetra. Additionally, Assam will also take the 4000 square foot land at Navi Mumbai for tribal faith and culture.

Assam’s cabinet also adopted a revised state action plan on climate change, becoming the fourth state in the country to do so.

“Considering the need for a national forensic university in the state, the cabinet decided on Monday to establish a national university of forensic sciences. Until the university is in shape, students will start courses at Guwahti Medical College and Hospital,” Barua said.

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