August 26, 2015
WB CM announces the formation of a Bhutia Development Board
After the formation of separate development boards for the Lepcha, Sherpa and Tamang communities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the formation of a separate development board for the Bhutia community as well.
She further announced during the Clean and Green Darjeeling programme held at Chowrastha that Rs 5 crore will be provided for the Bhutia Development Board.
“Initially I had formed development boards for the Lepcha, Sherpa and Tamang communities, now I have formed a development board for the Bhutia community as well,” Mamata Banerjee said.
“They have been living here since a long time. With regard to the other communities, we have incorporated them in the Tamang board. Everyone will work united. After all everyone lives in the hills,” she added.