Assam Cabinet Approves SGST Reimbursement Program for Majuli Bridge Project

The Assam cabinet on Wednesday approved the SGST repayment program for the Majuli bridge project and decided to waive the stamp duty exemption on loans made by street vendor AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) in some case and set up a space application center, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned.

Sarma tweeted that the Cabinet at its weekly meeting here also sanctioned a grant of Rs 400 crore for various programs under the leadership of Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) to accelerate rural development.

The SGST rebate program under which part of the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) will be reimbursed for the Majuli-Jorhat Bridge Project has been approved by the Cabinet in light of a request from the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Minister of Health Kesab. Mahanta said after the meeting.

Stamp duty exemption on loans sanctioned by Prime Minister SVANidhi to street vendors affected by COVID-19 and lockdowns approved to help beneficiaries qualify for Rs 10,000 loan without any additional financial burden . The Cabinet decided to establish the Assam State Space Application Center as an autonomous registered company under the Department of Science, Technology and Climate Change to liaise with ISRO and the Center for spatial application of the North-East with regard to scientific and techno-managerial activities.

“This will greatly contribute to the use of space and GIS inputs in various development projects in the state,” the CM tweeted.

Mahanta said another key decision made at the Cabinet meeting was to reorganize the Forestry Department by creating a new wildlife division with jurisdiction over Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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