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State govt has taken various steps for the welfare of tea community: Assam CM

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GUWAHATI, Oct 17: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday attended a function titled ‘Hamder Moner Katha’ held at the Chief Minister’s Conference Hall at Janata Bhawan.

Seven sub-committees formed for the overall welfare of the tea tribal community in the state presented their consultative feedback at the function.

Addressing the function, chief minister Sarma said the state government had constituted seven sub-committees covering health, nutrition, education, skills and employment, economic empowerment, arts and culture, sports, land allocation and housing for the people belonging to tea tribe communities.

The CM said, “The state government will take firm steps to address the recommendations of the sub-committee through short-term, medium-term and long-term measures. The present state government has taken various steps to achieve the comprehensive welfare of the tea community including taking steps to advance the new generation of the tea community in the education sector.”

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The chief minister added that 97 model schools have been established and 22 are under construction in the tea garden areas. He also said that recently the President laid the foundation stone of 100 such schools, which will bring the total number of schools to 219 once completed.

The state government will convert these schools into higher secondary schools. He added that one college each would be constructed covering 12 to 15 tea gardens. The chief minister said the number of seats reserved in the medical colleges has been increased and the number has gone up to 27 at this moment.

The chief minister said that three seats will be reserved in each of the new medical colleges.

The event was attended by political secretary to the chief minister and MP Pabitra Margherita, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, MLAs Rupesh Gowla and Krishna Kamal Tati, secretary Tea Tribes Welfare Juvi Nampui, chairman and secretaries of sub-committees along with other dignitaries.

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