From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, June 15: Minister of Border and Co-operative Society, Siddeque Ahmed visited Kokrajhar for official zonal-level meeting. The meeting was held at Circuit House, Kokrajhar where the BTC EMs Reo-Reoa Narzihary, James Basumatary and local MLA Promila Rani Brahma along with others officers of BTC area were present.
In an interview with mediapersons, Minister Siddeque Ahmed said that he came to Kokrajhar for zonal-level meeting and directed the officers of BTC to create small co-operative societies and suggested to register them within two months. He said that the rubber plantations, fishery, private nursing, private schools and small tea growers should be registered as co-operative societies in BTC area for their benefit. At least 10 unemployed educated youths can register as co-operative society for educational development to which government will provide financial assistance for school building and other necessary equipments, he said. Minister Ahmed said that the State Government annually sanctions Rs 8 crore for development works in border areas. He said recently Central Government announced schemes for Rs 40 crore for border development and the central fund will be utilized in roads, medical, education in border villages. He also said that the State Government utilizes Rs 7.5 crore for border security every year.