Guwahati Development Minister Sidhartha Bhattacharya has informed the Assembly on Wednesday that the Assam Government has received Rs 196 crore of investment from the Centre for the Guwahati Smart City project.
While replying to questions of Congress MLA Rakibuddin Ahmed and Asom Gana Parishad’s Ramendra Narayan Kalita, he said, “The Centre had released Rs 191 crore during 2016-17 and another Rs 5 crore in the following year.”
“A slew of initiatives such as beautification of Brahmaputra riverfront and Borsola lake, the garden at Gandhi Mandap, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi atop the Sarania Hill, setting up 30 bio-toilets and 20 water ATMs, has been taken up under the project,” the minister added.
As suggested by the IIT-Kharagpur , who is engaged with us as the consultant, the electricity and organic fertilizer can be made from the waste and garbage which comes from the city, Bhattacharya said.
While answering to Atul Bora of Asom Gana Parishad’s question in the Assembly, Bhattacharya said, the water supply project which was under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission is nearing completion, and 50% of the JICA water supply project has been completed.