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Assam Govt Approves Rs 160 Cr Rehabilitation Package for NDFB Cadres

The State Government has approved a Rs 160-crore rehabilitation package for the NDFB cadres.

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BTR Accord implementation discussed

* Chief Minister Sarma in the meeting also advocated to promote and build a social empowerment narrative around Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma's philosophy for the Bodo people

GUWAHATI: The State Government has approved a Rs 160-crore rehabilitation package for the NDFB cadres.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the status of the implementation of the BTR Accord at a meeting on Monday when he approved the Rs 160-crore rehabilitation package for the 4,036 NDFB cadres.

The Chief Minister said that the rehabilitation programme for the NDFB cadres would be conceptualized and designed by the BTC in association with the State Institute for Panchayat and Rural Development that would be coordinated by IGP (SB) Hiren Nath. Under the programming skill, development training would be imparted to the 4,036 NDFB cadres in several parts of the BTR for their socio-economic development.

The meeting took place in the presence of Minister for Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes (BTC) Urkhao Gwra Brahma, BTC Chief Executive Member Pramod Boro and several executive members also decided to expedite the means for empowering the Council to enable the BTR Accord signed on January 27, 2020, to usher in renewed peace.

Moreover, the identity of the Bodo people, their culture, language and education aspects were also discussed. Chief Minister Sarma in the meeting also advocated to promote and build a social empowerment narrative around Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma's philosophy for the Bodo people.

Moreover, Chief Minister Sarma directed to expeditiously complete the construction of the Cultural Complex-cum-Centre of Excellence to be built in the name of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma along with other development works which are intrinsically associated with the pride and prestige of the Bodo people. The meeting also decided that the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes (BTC) to be reconstituted and renamed as BTC Affairs Department which will work exclusively for the welfare of the Bodos.

Chief Minister Sarma also said that the office-cum-residential quarters for the IGP, DIG, Additional SPs and DSPs should be built in the BTR districts within a stipulated time frame, a press release said.

Also Read: BTR Accord centres around unity and integrity, self-reliance: Himanta Biswa Sarma

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