Himanta Biswa Sarma’s govt completes one year in Assam: Current Affairs 2022

As the Himanta Biswa Government completes one year in term, here is a look at the major decisions taken by the Himanta Biswa Sarma cabinet.

Major decisions taken by Himanta Cabinet:

Total Ban on Cow Smuggling. Assam Assembly passes a bill banning cow transportation.

Large scale operation against drug mafias. A huge amount of drugs seized.

Decrease of crime in the state.

Direct financial support to 19 lakh women through Arunodoi scheme. At present, every woman receives Rs. 1,000 per month, which will be enhanced to Rs. 1,250 per month.

Through Microfinance incentives and relief schemes, 8.72 lakh women supported by the state government in loan repay till now in category one. About Rs.1,600 Crore spent in the scheme till now.

Large-scale eviction against encroachment in government land and forest areas. Eviction done in Garukhuti (Sipajhar, Darrang), Lumding forest (Hojai), Sotea (Sonitpur), Bokajan (Karbi Anglong), and other places.
Peace agreement with various boro, Karbi, Dimasa militant groups.

Withdrawal of AFSPA from 23 districts and one subdivision of Assam after three decades.

Mission Basundhara: Applications received = 8,13,981; Applications disposed = 8,02,520.
Effort by Assam government for permanent solution of border dispute with neighbouring states. With Meghalaya, it is in an advanced stage. Discussion going on with Arunachal and Nagaland.