Modi opens longest bridge to traffic, names it after Bhupen Hazarika

Later, addressing a public meeting at Dhola, the prime minister said the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country have the greatest potential for economic development.

PM Modi will be on a three-day visit to St Petersburg in Russian Federation beginning May 31 to June 02.

Indian assets were not pricing the Bharatiya Janata Party's success, says Jonathan Schiessl, CIO and lead manager of the Ashburton India Equity Opportunities fund, which has returned 39.6 per cent over one year and 83.8 per cent over three years, according to FE data.

Referring to the Ujjwala scheme, he said two crore women were provided cooking gas cylinders free of cost.

In a short span of three years, the PM has successfully acquired a status for India as the world's fastest growing and third largest economy. Modi said that in the course of on a single day, in the form of the bridge over river Brahmaputra and an Agricultural Research Institute in Goghmukh, Assam got projects worth Rs 3,500 crore.

This will be achieved by following the "panch path" (five paths), with focus on infrastructure development such as highways, railways, waterways, airways and I (information)-way, Modi added. He also called for organic farming, timber plantation, animal husbandry, dairy farming, bee keeping, etc.

Modi also informed that around 90 schemes are being implemented by the Government of India for better irrigation facilities at paddy fields.

Nath further said that the diversionary tactics used by the BJP of diverting the people's mind is a "Kalakari ki Rajneeti".

"The Union Government had taken a number of steps for farmers' welfare in the last three years".

In the field of solar power, it said India has taken a giant leap in generation. "I have come to lay the foundation stone for a project that will change the face of rural India".

"Today is one of the greatest days for the people of Assam as the India's longest and Asia's second longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge is inaugurated by Prime Miniser Narendra Modi", Gogoi said in a series of tweets. "But tokenism did not help the country develop", Modi said in a jibe at the UPA government which ruled for 10 years. The Prime Minister also invited the people to participate in a survey about the government's performance.

Governor Banwarilal Purohit, State Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Irrigation Minister Ranjit Dutta, Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley, MPs Pradan Baruah, RP Sarma, MLA Dr. Ranoj Pegu were present among other in the programme.

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