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Assam CM urges PM for restoration of Special Category Status

Assam CM urges PM for restoration of Special Category Status
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Assam CM Urges PM For Restoration Of Special Category Status, October 9 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore Special Category Status for Assam and other North Eastern States.

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore Special Category Status for Assam and other North Eastern States.

In a letter sent to the Prime Minister to which Modi acknowledged, Gogoi also requested PM’s intervention for a change in the funding pattern of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

“Change in funding pattern of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes has retarded the pace of development in the State”, Gogoi said.

It may be recalled that after the present dispensation at the Centre took over the reign, Special Category Status for Assam and other North Eastern States have been suspended. Over and above, funding pattern for the Centrally Sponsored Schemes have also been changed, thus affecting pace of development in the State.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)
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