1. PM Modi to lay the foundation stone for Maa Kamakhya Access Corridor on February 4 in Assam.
2. The project is a key initiative under the Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East Region (PM-DevINE) scheme.
3. The Kamakhya Corridor aims to transform the religious and cultural landscape in the region.
Guwahati, Feb 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the Maa Kamakhya Access Corridor on February 4 during his visit to Assam.
This initiative is a significant project under the Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East Region (PM-DevINE) scheme.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma highlighted the transformative impact of the Kamakhya Corridor project on the religious and cultural landscape in the region.
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Named Maa Kamakhya Divyalok Pariyojana, the Kamakhya Corridor project draws inspiration from the Kashi-Vishwanath Temple Corridor in Varanasi, reflecting the government’s commitment to comprehensive development across different parts of the country.
With a budget allocation of Rs 498 crore, the project aims to enhance infrastructure around the revered Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati.
The PM-DevINE scheme, introduced in the Union Budget 2022-23, is designed to expedite the holistic development of the North-East Region.
Initial funding of Rs 1,500 crore has been earmarked for the scheme, focusing on financing infrastructure and social development projects tailored to the specific needs of the states.
It is not intended to replace existing Central and State Schemes but to fill gaps in various sectors.
To oversee the PM-DevINE scheme’s implementation, an Empowered Committee, chaired by the Secretary of the Ministry of DoNER, has been established. This committee will assess and recommend project proposals for execution by relevant agencies, ensuring efficient utilization of allocated funds.
The approved outlay for the PM-DevINE scheme from 2022-23 to 2025-26 is Rs 6,600 crore. States and other agencies are encouraged to propose projects based on the unique requirements of the northeastern states, aligning with the overarching goal of fostering comprehensive development in the region.