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State Govt to form tea tribe commission

By The Assam Tribune

SILCHAR, Jan 7 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that his government will constitute a Tea Tribe Commission to facilitate all-round development of the tea tribes of Assam.

Addressing a tea workers� convention at Silchar, Gogoi said, �We want all-round development of the tea communities who are living in Assam for decades, as this community is playing an inseparable role in strengthening the composite culture of Assam.�

The proposed Commission will address all the key areas such as health, nutrition and employment of the tea tribes, he said.

The Government will also set up a separate directorate for the education of the tea tribe community to expedite their educational development and facilitate their skill development, Gogoi said. � PTI

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