The Assam Cabinet took many important decisions in a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal related to the revival of the tea tribe community, landless farmers and contractual supervisors at the Social Welfare Department.
The Cabinet decided to provide regular pay scale and other government facilities to 623 contractual supervisors and 12 statistical assistants under the Social Welfare Department.
To empower students of the Tea Tribe community, the Cabinet approved the Simon Sing Horo Special Scholarship scheme. Under this scheme, each HSLC and HS passed candidates belonging to the community will be provided with a one-time financial grant of Rs 10,000.
The Cabinet also approved the Swahid Dayal Das Panika Swaniyojan Achoni of granting one-time financial assistance of Rs 25,000 to 15,000 youths of the Tea Tribe community.
CM Sonowal informed that there will be provisions for the construction of pucca houses for workers of the Assam Tea Corporation Limited gardens at the cost of Rs 1.3 lakh per house.
An amount of Rs 20,000 each will be provided to every PMAY household to install solar kits which do not have electricity connection.
The Cabinet resolved to increase the allotment of agricultural land from 3 bighas to 7 bighas under the Land Policy 2019.
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