Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said seven sub-groups to be formed to prepare long-term action plans for the upliftment of the tea tribes community.
While attending an interactive programme titled “Humder Moner Kotha” with intellectuals and leading citizens of the Tea Tribes community on Monday, Sarma announced to form the seven sub-groups for the development of tea tribe people.
Sarma also informed the seven sub-groups would be formed for in-depth study on various critical issues concerning the community.
CM Sarma also said that in each of the committees one government officer would be nominated as member secretary.
The committees would submit their recommendations with a focus on areas such as health, education, skill development, culture, literature, sports, and employment within December and the government would accordingly make necessary provisions in the next Budget for the development of the community.
Various issues relating to the socio-economic development of the tea tribes communities including infrastructural development, exploring alternative and additional livelihood, proper education, health infrastructure, preserving heritage, culture, language, etc. of the community were discussed during the programme.
Sarma said that while the BJP led State government during the last five years undertook several programmes for the development of the Tea Tribes community, still a lot needed to be done for the community’s holistic growth.