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The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is a territorial council for the Bodoland region of Assam state in India. It was established on 10 of February 2003.

Bodoland Territorial Council
3rd Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Speaker
Tridip Daimary
Deputy Speaker
Nerswn Boro
Chief Executive Member
Deputy Chief Executive Member
Kampa Borgoyary
Structure
Seats40 (30 reserved for Scheduled Tribes, 5 for non-tribal communities, 5 open for all communities and 6 nominated by Governor of Assam from the unrepresented communities of the region)
Bodoland Territorial Council diagram.svg
Political groups
Government (20)

Opposition (20)

Elections
First past the post
Last election
8 April 2015
Next election
2020
Meeting place
Bodoland Secretariat,
Bodofa Nwgwr, Kokrajhar
Website
http://www.bodoland.in

The BTC has 46 executive members each looking after a specific area of control called somisthi. The area under the BTC jurisdiction is officially called the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). The region falls within the geographical map of the least developed region in India. The agro-based economy is the only source of livelihood of the people. Industrialisation and other employment opportunities are scant.

The Bodoland Territorial Council is Headed by Hagrama Mahilary as the Chief Executive Member and Kampa Borgoyari as Deputy Chief Executive Member.

The BTAD consists of four contiguous districts — Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalguri and Chirang — carved out of seven existing districts — Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup, Darrang and Sonitpur — an area of 8,822 km² (11% of Assam land area i.e 78,438  km² ) comprising various protected tribal belts and blocks in Assam. Its establishment was under the Amended Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India.[1]

Executive CommitteeEdit

Minister Ministry
1 Hagrama Mohilary Chief Executive Member, PWD, P & RD, WPT & BC, IBA
2 Kampa Borogoyary Deputy Chief Executive Member, Forest, Tourism, Education
3 Lwmsraw Daimary PHE, Museum & Archaeology, Excise
4 Bonjar Daimary Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Cinema, Cultural Affairs
5 Rajib Brahma Irrigation, WPT & BC (Plan Fund)
6 Mritunjay Narzary Social Welfare, Information & Public Relations
7 Alindra Mushahary Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Printing & Stationery, Market & Fairs
8 Ganesh Kochary Health Services, Cottage Industry
9 Doneswar Goyary Urban Development and Town & Country Planning, Sports & Youth Welfare
10 Ansumwi Khungur Boro Agriculture, Weight & Measure
11 Deben Boro Handloom & Textile, Sericulture
12 Shyam Sundi Fishery, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Labour & Employment
13 Jagadish Sarkar Soil Conservation, Transport, Cooperation
14 Maheswar Basumatary Water Resources, Library Services

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BTC Accord". 1 January 2018.