The Assam government is planning to set up at least one college in each of its minority dominated areas whose primary aim will be the education of women said chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma. He also mentioned a similar initiative was being planned for areas dominated by tribals and tea tribes.
While addressing the various issues raised by the MLA’s of various constituencies, he stated that their aim was to introduce general education in place of Madrasas in the minority dominated areas. He further went on to state “We will sit and prepare a roadmap in this direction. We will see how many schools and colleges are required in these areas.” He also stated that one model school will be set up in each constituent assembly.
The Chief Minister went on to state that “After we have compiled the list of people who have benefited from our schemes in an area, we will set forth to ensure that those eligible, who were left out, are also brought under its fold. We will try to ensure that maximum eligible people get benefits and the saturation point in each scheme is reached,” he mentioned further.
To ensure that all courses are transparent and quickly implemented, the chief minister added that they were working on standardizing the procedures. “Transformation (of the state) will only be possible if we come out of our old mentality. The way we are progressing, I am hopeful that Assam will see a big change in five years,” he stated.
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