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Assam ministers to spend five days in villages in Dec-Jan to assess implementation of welfare schemes

Guwahati, October 17: All Assam ministers will spend five days in one village each towards the end of the year to assess the practical implementation of various welfare schemes, a cabinet meeting decided on Tuesday. They will also lay foundation for 400 new school buildings including 100 in the tea garden areas during the stay. For renovation of old schools, Rs 7 crore will be allocated per institution, the cabinet decided. The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, resolved that all ministers will stay at a particular village...
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No forceful eviction in Arunachal villages for OIL project, NHRC told

Guwahati, September 2: The Petroleum Ministry has informed the NHRC that no forceful eviction of tribals will be made in two Arunachal Pradesh villages for an Oil India Ltd project without paying compensation to the affected people. Following the assurance from the Union Ministry, the National Human Rights Commission has closed the complaint filed by Chakma Development Foundation of India, a CDFI press release said on Friday. The Ministry has also informed the NHRC that action be taken in accordance with law, leading the rights body to close the complaint...
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