GUWAHATI, Aug 25 - The State Cabinet today decided to constitute a committee on climate change that would be headed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The committee will look into various aspects related to adverse effects on climatic behaviour in the State and suggest ways and means to overcome the challenges.
The Cabinet also decided to constitute a biotechnology society in the State. The society to be headed by the Chief Minister will have the minister concerned as member secretary, informed Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary.
A decision on service tax due to movie hall owners was also taken at the Cabinet meet, besides exempting 50 per cent GST for tourism societies operating in the State for the next 10 years.
The Cabinet decided to increase the period of maternity leave for the State government employees from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.