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Thursday, January 21, 2016
News PM Modi grants ST status to Bodos, Karbis and Mikirs
Guwahati Gangtok, On his recent visit to northeast, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi announced that Bodos, Karbis and Mikirs would hence forth be included in the Scheduled Tribes list.
Prime Minister Modi also laid emphasis on organic farming and information technology. He also announced Sikkim as the country’s first organic state and asked others to follow it to ensure a healthy future.
Modi also announced an airstrip at Rupshree in Dhubri district bordering Kokrajhar, that it would be upgraded to an airport for both Air Force and civilian use.In Guwahati, the Prime Minister also unveiled the plaque for the foundation of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Guwahati.