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Sarania-Kachari devp council warns of stir
Correspondent
 NALBARI, June 30 – The chairman of Sarania-Kachari Development Council, Ramesh Das, on Wednesday warned the State Government that he would resign from the Council if the Government fails to allocate sufficient funds for the development of the backward community.

Talking to this correspondent, Das said that the Sarania-Kachari Development Council, which was formed in October last year in order to ensure speedy educational, economic and cultural development of this major plains tribe of lower Assam districts, has submitted a budget of Rs 25 crore for the 2011-2012 financial year. This amount is essential to undertake developmental activities for the community which has remained deprived since long. He added that the State Government in 2010-2011 had sanctioned only Rs 5 crore which, he said, is meagre for the seven-lakh population of the community. Das alleged that a section of bureaucrats have been trying to curtail the funds in the budget allocation for the Council. “Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi understood our problems, but we will have no alternative but to resort to an agitation if we remain deprived, he warned.

The chairman said that with the amount, the Council distributed 28 tractors and 50 power tillers among farmers, Rs 25,000 each to 503 pig rearers, two bundles of roof sheets to 1,158 families. It has a plan to construct two rural libraries at Goreswar and Tamulpur.

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