THE government of India has awarded the first ever industrial growth centr& in Assam to the district of Sonitpur. An amount of Rs 50 lakh has recently been sanctioned by the Union ministry of industry, out of which there will be a total capital outlay of Rs 30 crore for the entire peoject to be developed and completed during the Ninth Five Year plan at the Balipara development block in the district.

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