Bodo Accord : BTAD to be Renamed as Bodoland Territorial Region

January 27, 2020: With more administrative powers the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts will now be renamed to Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).

A tripartite accord for final settlement will fulfill all the key political and economic demands of Bodoland.

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a special package of Rs 900 crore has been granted by the Centre for overall development of the Bodoland areas.

Accord at a glance

The number of seats in BTAD will be increased from 40 to 60

A central university will be set up at Barama in the name of Upendra Nath Brahma
Special industrial policy for BTAD

Railway coach factory to be set up in BTAD area

Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre to be set up at Udalguri, Baksa and Chirang

DC, SP will be appointed in consultation with BTC authority

A National Sports University will be set up

Autonomous Welfare Council for the Bodo people living outside BTAD areas

A Cancer Hospital and Medical College will be set up in Tamulpur

GOI to expedite the process of granting Hills tribe status to Bodos living in Hills areas

A veterinary college will be set up at Kumarikata

A central university and RIIMS will be set up in Udalguri.—- (from : GPlus)