Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Credit: File image

State government urges Centre to provide constitutional status to six tribal councils of Assam

Rs 500 crore funds earmarked for Moran, Motok, Chutia and Tai Ahom communities

There will be special reservation of seats for students belonging to tea communities in colleges and universities of Assam

Wages of workers of Assam Tea Corporation in Brahmaputra Valley increased to Rs 167

100 new high schools to be set up in tea gardens of Assam; construction work to start within 90 days

There will be special reservation of seats at all universities, medical colleges, veterinary colleges in Assam; provision for reservation of seats for students from Ahom, Chutia, Koch communities

3 new development councils to be set up; Rs 250 crore aid earmarked for Tai Ahom development council

Bajali subdivision to be upgraded to a district; Patshala to become its subdivision

Two autonomous councils to be set up in areas dominated by Moran and Motok communities in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts; to be made operational by May next year

Birthday of Sati Sadhani, the last queen of the Chutia dynasty, to be declared as state holiday; new university under her name to come up in Golaghat district

New Kamatapur Autonomous Council to come up for Koch-Rajbongshis in ‘old’ Goalpara district; however, Rabha Hasong and BTC to be excluded from this council

Signboards to be written in Assamese all over Assam, including in Barak Valley

BTAD, hilly areas and Barak Valley to have additional languages

Assamese to be made state language in Assam; to become a compulsory subject across state till Class X

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