The separate Bodoland Department was established for all-round and speedy development of the BTR, comprising the four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri
The Assam government has created a department dedicated to supervise and manage development works being taken up in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) in western Assam.
According to official report, the Assam cabinet — in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma– on Wednesday decided to establish the separate Bodoland Department for all-round and speedy development of the BTR, comprising the four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.
The various aspects of Bodoland, bordering Bhutan and West Bengal, were until now looked after by the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Department.
After the signing of the Bodo peace accord with the Central government on January 27, 2020 in New Delhi in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, terror activities have largely been tamed in the BTR.
In all, 1,615 cadres of four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) had laid down their huge cache of arms and ammunition on January 30 last year after the signing of the accord. The creation of the Bodoland Department was a part of the commitments in the Bodo peace accord.
According to the official, Wednesday’s meeting of the council of ministers also decided to set up the Bodoland Administrative Staff College at Kokrajhar and it would start functioning soon.