Tepesia: Assam to Build Science City

Recently, the foundation stone for a Science city has been laid in Assam. This Science city will come up at Tepesia in the outskirts of the Guwahati, Assam.

Key Points

  • The foundation stone of the Science city was laid down by the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
  • The Science City will cover an area of 250 bighas of land and roads, drainage system, etc. and total expenditure for building the Science city would be Rs. 184 crore.
  • The main building of the Tepesia’s Science City would be built jointly by the Science and Technology Department of the state government and the National Council of Science Museum.
  • National Council of Science Museum operates under the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Government.
  • The cost of the main building would be Rs. 110 crore.
  • The total cost of construction of the science city will be shared by both the centre and the state governments in the 90:10 ratio.

In addition to science city, steps have been taken to set up district science centres in every district which would be of equal standards to Regional Science Centre in Guwahati. Also, necessary lands have been allocated for setting up an ISRO centre at Amingaon. Similarly, efforts are being made to set up Assam Bio Research Centre near Madan Kamdev. The works of Bio-Tech Park spread over an area of 64 bighas at Amingaon have already been completed.

Schemes like Manuhe Manuhor Babe, Mukhya Mantrir Bigyan Darshan Achoni, etc. have been launched by the state government for popularising science at the grassroots level.