Delhi release Rs 134 crore cash boost for hill body

Darjeeling town with snow mountain
Darjeeling: The Centre has decided to release Rs 134 crore to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), a move seen as the Narendra Modi government's endorsement of the current hill board led by Binay Tamang.
"The Centre probably realises that development activities have started in a structured manner since the (current) board of administrators was formed in September last year," GTA chief Binay Tamang said on Thursday.
Tamang was named the chief in the aftermath of the statehood agitation last September, replacing his Gorkha Janmukti rival Bimal Gurung who faces cases related to the unrest and is in hiding.
Sources said the Centre would release the money through the Bengal government. "The BJP-led central government might have decided to release the funds to send the message that it cares for the hills," said an observer.

The Telegraph
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The Centre has decided to release Rs 134 crore to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), a move seen as the Narendra Modi government's endorsement of the current hill board led by Binay Tamang.

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