Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced an additional Rs 5 crore grant for the Assam Agitation Welfare Trust.
The trust was established with a capital of Rs 5 crore, and with the chief minister’s declaration of an additional Rs 5 crore, the total sum available to it will be Rs 10 crore.
A decision to this effect was made during a meeting led by the chief minister to consider future duties as well as actions needed to strengthen trust, according to an official announcement. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presided over a meeting on the Assam Agitation Welfare Trust and announced that an additional Rs 5 crores will be given to the trust.
During the discussion, topics such as future tasks and steps needed to establish trust were discussed. Aside from that, the CM asked officials to keep an online record of all Assam Agitation martyrs, shooting victims, and other badly injured people.
In a tweet, the Assam Chief Minister stated that he outlined a strategy to improve the Assam Agitation Welfare Trust.
The Chief Minister indicated that the trust will receive an extra Rs 5 crores. The Assam Agitation Welfare Trust was established with a capital of Rs 5 crores. With an additional Rs 5 crores, as directed by the Chief Minister, it would have a total of Rs 10 crores at its disposal. This sum would be used to give different assistance measures to family members of Assam Agitation martyrs and others who were severely injured in it.
The Chief Minister also asked the Assam Accord Implementation Department to create an online database of people who were struck by gunshots or were critically injured while participating in the Assam Agitation at today’s meeting.
The chief minister also ordered the Assam Accord Implementation Department to create an online record of persons who were shot or critically injured while participating in the Assam Agitation.
The state had witnessed a six-year agitation against illegal migrants from neighbouring Bangladesh, which culminated in the signing of the Assam Accord in 1985 between the Centre, state government, and All Assam Students’ Union (AASU). The meeting was attended by Minister of Assam Accord Implementation Department Atul Bora, Finance Minister Ajanta Neog, AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharjee, its president Dipanka Nath, and Assam Chief
In a second tweet, he stated, “Also asked the Implementation of Assam Agitation Department to make provisions for preserving an online record of all martyrs, firing victims, and other badly injured individuals in the Assam Agitation.”