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Assam govt approves ₹160cr rehabilitation package for former Bodo rebels

Assam Current affairs : In today’s daily Assam Current affairs season we will discuss about the topic “Assam govt approves ₹160cr rehabilitation package for former Bodo rebels”.

Highlights

• The Assam government on 7th of june approved a ₹ 160 crore package to rehabilitate 4,036 former cadres of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), one of the main Bodo rebel outfits of the state.

• The package was approved by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a meeting in Guwahati to review implementation of the Bodo Territorial Region (BTR) accord signed in New Delhi in January last year with four NDFB factions.

• The rehabilitation package will be conceptualised and designed by the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), which administers the four districts that fall in BTR, in association with State Institute for Panchayat and Rural Development.

What is NDFB ?

The National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) was an armed separatist outfit which sought to obtain a sovereign Boroland for the Bodo people. It is designated as a terrorist organisation by the Government of India.

Bodo Accord 2020

The Bodo Peace Accord, 2020 was signed between All Bodo Students Union, Assam Government and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland. Following the accord, the GoI announced Rs 1,500 crore package for Bodo Areas of Assam.
In twenty-seven years of conflict, the Government of India has signed three agreements with the Bodo tribes. In 1993, an agreement signed with the All-Bodo Students Union resulted in the creation of Bodoland Autonomous Council. The 2003 agreement was signed with Bodo Liberation Tigers.

Bodos :

Bodos are the single largest tribal community of Assam. They make up 5% to 6% of the state’s population. They are a part of the Bodo-Kachari family spread across the North East India. They speak Boro language. The Boro Language is recognised as one of the twenty-two languages in the Indian Constitution.
The Bodos are recognised as plains tribes in the sixth schedule of the Indian Constitution.

MCQ Question related to the topic

Q1) Who is the founder of militant organisation NDFB ?

[A] G. Bidai
[B] I. K. Songbijit
[C] Paresh Barua
[D] Ranjan Daimary

Q2) Bodo peace Accord 2020 was signed between ______?

[A] All Assam students union & Govt of Assam
[B] NDFB and Govt of India
[C] All Bodo Students Union, Assam Govt and NDFB
[D] BTR council & Assam Govt

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