Kokrajhar (Assam) ,Feb 26: Bodoland Territorial Region(BTR) chief executive member and in-charge of Finance, Pramod Boro presented a Rs.3222.47 crores budget in the budget session of the Bodoland Territorial Council held on Friday at BTCLA assembly House here .
BTC CEM and in-charge of Finance department, Pramod Boro presented the Budget of Rs 3222.47 crores and 88 crores of deficit budget for the financial year 2021-22 financial year.
The Budget highlights on the development and upliftment of the several sectors include Health,Education,Agricultural,Road communication etc.
Boro informed that a liabilities monitoring committee has been formed with BTC executive member Ranjit Basumatary as chairman to monitor the liabilities during the previous government.
Later addressing the media , Boro expressed his hopefulness that his UPPL led coalition parties would be winning most of the LACs in the upcoming Assam assembly elections.
In its first executive council meeting itself BTR government had taken the historic decision to provide land title to the landless and so far 17,500 families have been handed over land pattas . The new council has been taking relentless steps in last two months to bring revolutionary change in health, education, employment among all sectors of the people for socio-economic development.
With the intention to provide relief to the poor the new council ensured equitable distribution of public wealth to expedite the process of sustainable development and several new schemes have been launched which includes Onsungthai to provide financial assistance to ailing, elderly, poor disabled and meritorious students from poor socio-economic background, 100 E-Rickshaws to unemployed youth under Bodoland Swaniyojon Yojna.,
30,000/- to SHGs under Bodoland Swaniyojon Yojna, 100,000/- for promoting Bio-Flock Fisheries Bodoland Swaniyojon Yojna, Bodoland Ansai Yojna which would provide Rs. 10,000/- to riot victim families, Bodoland Atma Nirbhar Yojna which would provide 400 nos of Chairs and 1 Mike Set to each of the VCDCs,Bodoland Gwrib Kalyan Yojna which would provide Rs. 10,000/- to rickshaw/Thela Pullers/Daily Wage Earners ,Bodoland Yuva Vikash Yojna which provide sports gears to the sports clubs, Bodoland Swaniyojan Yojna to provide Rs. 10,000/- each to the returnee migrants during the Covid-19 imposed nationwide lockdown,Bodoland Vikash Yojna which would provide financial assistance for various skill development programme,School bags to all the government school students from Class-I to Class VIII and Bi-Cycle for all the government school students from class IX to Class XII etc.
BTC CEM Boro while addressing the reporters at a press conference here today said, “our government is committed to alleviate the poverty in the region. Unlike the previous government we are not interested in distributing yarn and blankets but provide assistance to meet the genuine needs of the poor people. In just two months time of our tenure, we have been able to do justice to the promises that we made, in next five years time we fully committed to bring about revolutionary change in all spheres of development”.
He said that a land advisory board has been formed in the BTR by which people are getting opportunity for land selling and transfer.