GUWAHATI, Dec 3: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chaired a meeting on Assam Agitation Welfare Trust at his Janata Bhawan office on Saturday. Matters related to future tasks as well as measures required for strengthening of the trust were discussed in the meeting.
The chief minister, in the meeting, stated that an additional amount of Rs 5 crore would be provided to the trust.
The Assam Agitation Welfare Trust was formed with an initial corpus of Rs 5 crore. With the addition of another Rs 5 crore, as per the chief minister’s directive, it would have a total of Rs 10 crore at its disposal. This amount would be utilised to provide various relief measures to family members of martyrs of Assam Agitation and those grievously injured in it.
At Saturday’s meeting, the chief minister also directed the Assam Accord Implementation Department to make an online database of those who were hit by bullets or were seriously injured during their participation in the Assam Agitation.
Minister of Assam Accord Implementation Department Atul Bora, finance minister Ajanta Neog, All Assam Students Union chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharjee, AASU chairman Dipanka Nath, chief secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur, principal secretary to chief minister Samir Kumar Sinha, along with Chandrakanta Talukdar in his capacity as representative of the Assam Agitation affected families took part in the meeting.