Assam’s first female finance minister presented a Rs 566 crore deficit Budget for 2021-22.

Minister Neog made several important announcements in her budget speech.

Neog dwelt on various schemes to deal with COVID-19 situation.

Here are the highlights of the Assam budget 2021-22.

1:- Financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to families who have lost one or more members due to COVID-19

2:- 1 lakh vacancies in 48 departments to be filled up.

3:- Smartphones to almost 8 lakh Class IX & X students of Govt schools for online education.

4:- One time financial assistance of Rs 2.50 lakh to be provided to help women from low income families and who have lost their husbands due to Covid.

5:- Assam Cultural Complex to be set up in New Delhi.

6:- Geographical area of Orang National Park to be expanded.

7:- Construction of 1,000 km of embankment cum roads along Brahmaputra and Barak rivers.

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