Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that his government will formulate budget highlighting aims and aspirations of ethnic communities.
Chief minister Sonowal held a meeting with the representatives of different ethnic organizations in an attempt to talk to them to incorporate their demands and aspirations in the forth coming State budget at Dispur.
In the meeting, Sonowal sought suggestions from the representatives of ethnic communities to improve their socio-economic conditions and consequently feature them on the budgetary provisions.
He said the present State government since taking over the power has been working to safeguard the cultural, linguistic and customary traditions along with their rights on mati, bheti.
Sonowal further said State government has already taken steps to allot land pattas to the indigenous community and the process has already taken off and by March 2020 one lakh beneficiaries will be distributed land pattas.
He also said that in the coming financial year another one lakh land pattas will be given.
He also said that his government has been working diligently to reflect the aims and aspirations of ethnic communities of Assam in different schemes and programmes.
The chief minister said the present State government would never indulge in anything keeping the people of the state in dark.
Representatives from Moran, Mattak, Tea tribe community, Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Adivasi, Santhal community were present at the meeting.