The Assam govt in the month of October approved the new set of rules to be levied on the wood-based industries in the state. At a cabinet meeting state CM Hemant Biswas promoted the Assam Wood Based Industries (Promotion and Development) Rules, 2022 to encourage various units related to the sector.
As per the decision taken by the cabinet, the wood-based industries will be categorized for the regulatory purpose for which the govt has outlaid Rs 328.19 crore.
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Among other decisions, the cabinet also approved an amendment of Land Policy, 2019 under which land-related services like mutation, updating records and delivery of these services to the people at their homes have been added. The amendment aims to boost ‘Mission Basundhara’. The cabinet took a slew of measures for implementing the second phase of a flagship scheme which was non-digitized earlier.
For rolling out the second phase of ‘Mission Basundhara’, the state government approved various measures to ease the process of allotment of land to eligible people across the state, a Cabinet note said.
The recent cabinet meeting also brought recognition to the Bhujel community as the Sub-Caste of the Nepali community in the OBC list including – the Moran & Matak communities. It has been decided that a separate enlistment will be accorded to Moran and Matak communities. These communities are currently listed together at SI No.14. The Bhujel community would be guaranteed socio-economic development under the recognition.