• New Department to be formed for preserving tribal heritage: Assam

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    Guwahati: During the Assam cabinet on Saturday, announced that a new department for the presence of indigenous culture and heritage would be formed in Assam.

    Assam Cm Sarma stated that the new department of Indigenous Faith & Culture would be formed to look into the faith and culture of tribal communities. 

    "The new department will be an independent department. The Assam cabinet has requested the finance minister to allocate a substantial budget for the new department in the upcoming state budget," CM Himanta Biswa Sarma stated, continuing, "Assam's first lady finance minister will table the state budget in the assembly on July 16."

    Discussing over a press conference in Guwahati on Saturday, CM Sarma stated the Assam Cabinet has additionally established several legislative reformations to guarantee the fast implementation of multiple projects and schemes.

    "From now, the departmental heads will be entitled to give its nod for schemes, projects worth Rs 2 crore and below, and a finance committee headed by chief secretary for those between Rs 2 crore and Rs 5 crore. A special standing finance headed by the finance minister will approve the projects that are worth between Rs 5 crore and Rs 100 crore. The cabinet will approve the schemes that involve funds over Rs 100 crore," Himanta Biswa Sarma stated.

    He also added, "Some big announcements will be made in the next state budget towards population control," 

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