Assam to introduce new law to accord Bodo status of associate official language

The Cabinet also approved setting up of the Bodo Kachari Welfare Autonomous Council.
Assam to introduce new law to accord Bodo status of associate official language
Assam CM(file)PTI photo

GUWAHATI

The Assam government on December 22 said it will introduce a new law to accord Bodo the status of associate official language of the state.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

“The cabinet approved for introduction of Assam Official Language Amendment Bill (to replace ordinance) for Bodo Language in Devanagari script as Associate Official Language,” a release from the Chief Minister’s Office said.

In October, the state government had announced its decision to bring in an ordinance to accord Bodo the status of associate official language.

The Cabinet also approved setting up of the Bodo Kachari Welfare Autonomous Council.

Aiming at addressing delays in different road projects, it cleared acquisition of land through direct purchase from owners through negotiated settlement for improvement of state highways and major district roads under Asom Mala Programme and EAP. (PTI)

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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