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25/03/2010

Bihar to include four castes in EBC, one in SC lists

 

Patna,(BiharTimes): The Nitish cabinet on Tuesday decided to include Kanu, Halwai, Lohar and Karamakar communities in the list of Extremely Backward Castes (EBCs) in Bihar. On the other hand Lohara would also now be included in the list of Scheduled Castes.

The cabinet also paved the way for settling over 30-year long dispute over 1,000 acres of land in Digha in western Patna. The land was acquired by the Bihar State Housing Board.


The cabinet also approved constitution of an authority, empowering it to make ex-gratia payments to farmers and regularise illegal constructions, after payment of penal charges.

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