GUWAHATI, Feb 28 � The Assam Cabinet today decided to lay stress on the development of inter-state border areas and cleared a rehabilitation package for the erosion-affected families.
Talking to The Assam Tribune after the meeting, Agriculture Minister Rakibul Hussain said the Cabinet asked all the development-oriented departments to earmark at least five per cent of the funds for development of the inter-state border areas.
Hussain said the Cabinet passed a comprehensive plan for the erosion-affected people of the State. There would be compensation for those who lost their land, houses or agriculture land in erosion in different parts of the State.
To deal with natural calamities, the State Cabinet decided to create an additional company of the State Disaster Response Force to ensure better rescue operations during disasters.
The Cabinet also took a vital decision regarding qualification for admission into the medical colleges and the Regional Dental College. Hussain said that as per the new decision, students who studied outside the State from childhood to Class XII, would not be able to stake claim for seats under Assam�s quota in the medical colleges and dental college.