KOKRAJHAR, Feb. 26: BTC chief Pramod Boro presented the council Budget for the year 2021-22 before the house today. He placed a Budget of Rs 3310.67.03 lakh with an expenditure estimated at Rs 3310.67.03 lakh indicating a deficit budget of Rs 8819.50 lakh in absence of any Opposition members from the BPF.
Presenting the Budget on the first day of the BTC Legislative Assembly’s Budget session that began from Friday at the BTC Legislative Assembly House, Bodofa Nwgwr here, Pramod Boro, who is also the head of the Finance department, said that the Council is committed to work for the all-round development of the region.
In his speech, he emphasized that his government will function for all-round development of the BTR besides reinforcing peace and harmony in the region while the focus will be on transparency, accountability, avoiding wastefulness, strict enforcement of financial discipline and inclusive governance.
Boro thanked the Prime Minister for providing special financial assistance through State government to the BTC to encourage and facilitate the developmental activities in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). The State government, meanwhile, has made budgetary provision in the year 2021-22 in addition to last year’s funds provided as one-time special grant of Rs 1500 crore for the region as per the BTR agreement, he said.
“I am confident that this will go a long way in overcoming the development deficits of the region and help bridge infrastructure gaps that the Bodoland area suffers,” he stated.
Boro also underlined the major thrusts being given by the BTC with active support of the State government in the financial year 2020-21. “To improve the educational infrastructure of higher learning, the State government has earmarked Rs 15 crore for Bodoland University, Kokrajhar and Rs 5 crore for BB Engineering College in the name of ‘Tejasvi Navaditamastu’,” he said while adding that the construction works of Kokrajhar Medical College, B Ed College at Baksa, DIET at Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri are in progress under the SCERT.