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Bengal cabinet okays boards for Namasudra & Matua communities

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The will form two welfare boards for those belonging to the and communities - two backward groups in the state, a said Monday.

The cabinet took an unanimous decision on it and decided to form the two separate boards for their socio economic development, of State for Health and Family Welfare told reporters after a meeting at the state secretariat.

Chief had earlier assured the about formation of a separate board for their welfare during her recent visit to and Jalpaiguri districts in north Bengal.

Bhattacharya said the government has also decided to introduce a bill for giving land rights to those residing in the enclaves in district in the next session of state assembly.

During her recent visit to Cooch Behar, the chief minister also asked the officials to be serious about their works for development in the area and welfare of the people of the enclaves.

Bhattacharya said in another important decision at the cabinet meeting 41.11 acres of vested land at Pirachandi and Pirabani mouzas in Salboni area of district will be given to West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd for setting up a 10 MW solar power grid in the area.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:15 IST