The Assam government will constitute as many as seven committees to look into measures that can be implemented for the upliftment of the tea tribes community in the state.
This was informed by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.
He said that seven committees will be formed to conduct in-depth study into various issues concerning the tea tribes.
The committees will come up with short, medium and long term action plans for uplifting the tea tribes community, the Assam CM said.
The committees will comprise members of the tea community and will make recommendations on areas such as health, education and skill development, among others.
“We’re exploring robust short to long term action plan for Tea Tribes. Assam Govt will constitute 7 sub-committees to study all issues & will submit reports by Dec 2021. Based on the recommendations, GOA will include provisions for their socio-eco upliftment in next Budget,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement after participating in an interactive programme with intellectuals of the tea community to prepare a roadmap for their all-round development.
“…while the BJP led State government during last five years undertook a number of programmes for development of the tea tribes community, still a lot needed to be done for the community’s holistic growth,” CM Sarma said.
He further said that the Assam government would discuss the issues concerning the tea tribes community over the next six months.