North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor and Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that the 3rd Bodo Accord has centered around the concept of ‘self reliance’ and ‘unity’ and ‘integrity’ among the communities in the Bodo belt.

Sarma said this while addressing a meeting organized to mark the first anniversary of the signing of the 3rd Bodo Accord at Ambagaon in Udalguri.

“The self reliance ideology of Upendranath Brahma has been achieved through the Bodo pact and the elected representatives have shouldered the responsibility for bringing rapid progress and development in the region,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

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He also claimed that there are no clauses against any community in the 3rd Bodo Accord.

“A total of 11,000 families will be provided with land pattas in the Bodo Territorial Region within a fortnight,” he said.

He also assured that all government welfare schemes will be implemented in a transparent and corruption free manner in the region.

He also announced that the State government will set up new colleges in four districts in the Bodo belt and establish a Bodoland University campus in Udalguri district and declare Tamulpur a district.

Bodoland Territorial Council chief executive member  Pramod Boro along with BTC deputy chief executive member Gobindo Basumatary also distributed land pattas to 11 families on the occasion.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com