Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge over the mighty river Brahmaputra near Dibrugarh in was announced in Railway Budget 1996-97 as national project. Foundation stone for the project was laid in the year 1997 by the then Prime Minister of Assam and the work was commenced in the year 2002. This longest bridge in the country was declared as a national project in the year 2007. The work on the substructure of this project, executed by Northeast Frontier Railway, is under progress The anticipated cost for this mega project is Rs.3230.01 croreand the work of construction of embankment, major & minor bridges, station works and raising & strengthening of dykes has already been completed on the North Bank and South bank of this bridge. India
FEATURE H&FW B. Narzary * Reducing the maternal and infant mortality rate is the key goal feature of the Reproductive and Child Health Programme under the National Rural Health Mission. Several initiatives have been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare under the Mission including Janani Suraksha Yojana , a key intervention that has resulted in phenomenal growth in institutional deliveries with more than one crore women beneficiaries annually. JSY was launched to promote institutional deliveries so that skilled attendance at birth is made available and mothers and new born babies can be saved from pregnancy related complications and deaths.