Bodoland Territorial Council

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Bodoland Territorial Council
3rd Council
Type
Type
Term limits
5 years
Leadership
Speaker
Tridip Daimary
Deputy Speaker
Nerswn Boro
Chief
Deputy Chief
Kampa Borgoyary
Structure
Seats40 (30 reserved for Scheduled Tribes, 5 for non-tribal communities, 5 open for all communities and 6 nominated by Governor of Assam from the unrepresented communities of the region)
Bodoland Territorial Council diagram.svg
Political groups
Government (20)

Opposition (20)

Elections
First past the post
Last election
8 April 2015
Next election
2020
Meeting place
Bodoland Secretariat,
Bodofa Nwgwr, Kokrajhar
Website
http://www.bodoland.gov.in

The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is a territorial council in Assam state of India which has jurisdictions in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts. It was established on 10 of February 2003. The BTC has 46 executive members each looking after a specific area of control called somisthi. The area under the BTC jurisdiction is officially called the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). The region falls within the geographical map of the least developed region in India. The agro-based economy is the only source of livelihood of the people. Industrialisation and other employment opportunities are scant. Bodoland Territorial Council is Headed by Hagrama Mahilary as the Chief and Kampa Borgoyari as its deputy Chief.

The BTAD consists of four contiguous districts — Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalguri and Chirang — carved out of seven existing districts — Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup, Darrang and Sonitpur — an area of 8,822 km² (11% of Assam land area i.e 78,438  km² ) comprising various protected tribal belts and blocks in Assam. Its establishment was under the Amended Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India.[1]

Religion and Language[edit]

Religion in BATC (2011 Census)
Religion Percent
Hindus
71.25%
Muslims
19.12%
Christians
9.14%
Buddhist
0.16%
Not Stated
0.24%
Language in BATC (2011 Census)
Religion Percent
Bodo
30.5%
Assamese
26.8%
Bangla
23.7%
Santali
5.4%
Hindi
4.7%
Nepali
3.4%
Kurux
1.5%
Rabha
1.1%
Others
2.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BTC Accord". 1 January 2018.