New Hill Area Development Committee constituted
The Home and Hill Affairs Department through a notification has constituted a “Hill Area Development Committee” for Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.
The notification states that this supplementary development body will supervise progress work in specific sectors in Darjeeling and Kalimpong respectively. The committee will be headed by Mann Ghising as the Chairperson.
“The committee shall work in such areas/subjects as the state government may assign to them from time to time” stated the notification with immediate effect.
In the past, the government of Bengal had constituted 15 community-based cultural and development boards.