Assam wants to expand PPP mode

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that his government would like to enter into partnership under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in education, health, industry, agriculture and allied sectors in a big way.

Speaking on the occasion of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Gauhati University and Axis Bank here last night, the chief minister said the banking sector has tremendous scope for growth in the region and has a major role to play in the economic development of the entire region.

He urged banks to reach out to more people by providing access to loan and other facilities. The MoU was signed between Gauhati University and Axis Bank on co-certification course in banking for MBA students in the presence of Gogoi at his official residence.

The Chief Minister underscored the need for introduction of new courses in educational institutions that are much in demand and steps should be taken to rope in reputed universities for introduction of new courses. "Right type of education and training is of paramount importance and the universities of the state must take the lead," Gogoi said.