Darjeeling, | 25 August, 2015*: After the formation of separate development boards for the Lepcha, Sherpa and Tamang communities, 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 today 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,” Banerjee said, adding, “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.”
* Source: Darjeeling Times