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Aid for riot-hit districts

Kokrajhar, Oct. 2: The chief of the Bodoland Territorial Council, Hagrama Mohilary, said the Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts will get Rs 100-crore as the Prime Minister’s special package to develop infrastructure in the violence-affected areas.

Talking to reporters yesterday, the BTC chief said the Planning Commission has asked for a roadmap to utilise the special package in the riot-affected areas.

Mohilary said Dhubri would get Rs 10 crore while Rs 90 crore would be utilised in Chirang and Kokrajhar. “The council has given priority to the construction of roads, bridges and repair of schools and colleges, and will immediately send the proposal to the Planning Commission,” he said.

Mohilary added that as the most of families are residing in relief camps, there might be an acute scarcity of clean drinking water after they are rehabilitated. Hence, the public health engineering department will also be covered under the scheme.

Mohilary said he and the BTC would meet a group of Assam ministers within a week to discuss the rehabilitation process. He said the scrutiny of the inmates is complete in Chirang district.

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