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Transit camps for NE people in major cities on anvil: Rijiju

Transit camps for NE people in major cities on anvil: Rijiju
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People from the northeast may enjoy exclusive transit accommodation in metropolitan and other major cities in the near future with the government mulling such a proposal.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju shared the idea while presiding over an inter-ministerial meeting convened here on Thursday to review the implementation of the Bezbaruah Committee report on safety and other concerns of people from the northeast living in Delhi and other cities.

Rijiju directed Secretary, Ministry for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) R Vijaykumar to initiate a proposal for provision of separate budget allocation for this specific purpose. It was informed in the meeting that the setting up of exclusive hostels for NER-origin students has been fast- tracked in JNU and Ramanujan College in Delhi and that other Delhi University colleges including Hindu, Khalsa and Dayal Singh College have already identified land for such hostels," an official release said.

Rijiju asked DoNER Ministry to coordinate with the Urban Development Ministry to expedite the process. The minister expressed satisfaction that the NCERT has already initiated a review of CBSE textbooks for Classes VI - XII to include chapters on the NER geography, history and cultural diversity.

He asked HRD Ministry officials to explore and suggest similar revision in textbooks to various state governments for their inclusion in the state boards' curriculum.
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