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Sarbananda Sonowal Laid foundation stone for India’s 1st Assam Agar International Trade Centre at Dabidubi

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Sarbananda Sonowal lays foundation stone for Assam Agar International TradeOn October 21, 2020, the Chief Minister (CM) of Assam laid the foundation stone of Assam Agar International Trade Centre, a first-of-its-kind in India at Dabidubi in Golaghat district of Assam.

  • This initiative is on the lines of doubling the farmer’s income in the state by 2022.
  • This project will promote the business of the farmers as well as the entrepreneurs associated with agarwood plantation and trade in Assam which results in boosting Assam’s economy.

Point to be noted:

This trade centre will be named after Indian-Assamese freedom fighter from Assam, Swahid Kushal Konwar, in a bid to pay its tribute to the martyr. He was the only martyr in India who was hanged during the last phase of the Quit India Movement of 1942-43.

Recent Related News:

i.On 4th September 2020, The Government of Assam re-launched its old scheme Swami Vivekananda Assam Youth Empowerment (SVAYEM) worth Rs.1000 crore. The scheme is aimed to provide self-employment opportunities to more than 2 lakh youths of the state.

ii.On 23rd September 2020, Sarbananda Sonowal launched the “Mukhyamantri Grammya Paribahan Achoni” – Chief Minister’s Rural Transport Scheme and distributed light motor vehicles to the beneficiaries under this scheme.

About Assam:

Governor– Jagadish Mukhi

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