Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the state government has drawn up a "comprehensive plan" to develop 915 religious institutions of
all faiths with a budgetary allocation of Rs 710 crore. Such institutions promote human values and lead people towards spiritual awakening, Sonowal said, while launching the 'Asom Darshan' scheme here.
He said under this programme, an additional annuity grant of Rs 2 lakh will be given to 160 devalayas and another Rs 10 lakh as first instalment to listed religious
institutions to improve infrastructure.
Sonowal maintained that the Assam government is fully committed to the cause of indigenous people of the state, and has taken a number of steps for protection and promotion of Assamese language, literature, culture and heritage.