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Cabinet nod for scholarships, grants to tea community

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 12 - Doling out more sops to the tea community, the State Cabinet today approved the Swahid Dayal Das Panika Swaniyojan Achoni under which financial assistance of Rs 25,000 would be given to youths of the community to �encourage entrepreneurship.� The one time grant will benefit some 15,000 youths of the tea tribe community, officials said.

To further �empower� students of the tea tribe community, the Cabinet approved the Simon Sing Horo Special Scholarship scheme of Rs 10,000 each to HSLC and HS passed candidates belonging to the community.

The Cabinet, held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, also approved provisions for construction of pucca houses for workers of the Assam Tea Corporation Limited gardens at the cost of Rs 1.3 lakh per house.

The Cabinet also decided to provide regular pay scale and other government facilities to 623 contractual supervisors and 12 statistical assistants under the Social Welfare department.

The Cabinet further resolved to increase allotment of agricultural land from 3 bighas to 7 bighas under the Land Policy 2019.

In another decision, the Cabinet approved an amount of Rs 20,000 each to install solar kits in those PMAY houses which do not have electricity connection.

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Cabinet nod for scholarships, grants to tea community

GUWAHATI, Feb 12 - Doling out more sops to the tea community, the State Cabinet today approved the Swahid Dayal Das Panika Swaniyojan Achoni under which financial assistance of Rs 25,000 would be given to youths of the community to �encourage entrepreneurship.� The one time grant will benefit some 15,000 youths of the tea tribe community, officials said.

To further �empower� students of the tea tribe community, the Cabinet approved the Simon Sing Horo Special Scholarship scheme of Rs 10,000 each to HSLC and HS passed candidates belonging to the community.

The Cabinet, held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, also approved provisions for construction of pucca houses for workers of the Assam Tea Corporation Limited gardens at the cost of Rs 1.3 lakh per house.

The Cabinet also decided to provide regular pay scale and other government facilities to 623 contractual supervisors and 12 statistical assistants under the Social Welfare department.

The Cabinet further resolved to increase allotment of agricultural land from 3 bighas to 7 bighas under the Land Policy 2019.

In another decision, the Cabinet approved an amount of Rs 20,000 each to install solar kits in those PMAY houses which do not have electricity connection.

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