The Deori Community is a Scheduled Tribe (Plains) community, numbering about two lacks, scattered in medium/small villages/parts of villages/settlements in seven upper Assam Districts namely Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. They always lose out in the number game even at the village panchayat level. In order to enable them to have their say in their own socio-economic affairs the Govt. of Assam under Shri Tarun Gogoi formed the Deori Autonomous Council on satellite pattern to cover the scattered population by the Assam Act No XXV of 2005- Deori Autonomous Council Act 2005 “for the social, economic, educational, ethnic and cultural advancement of the Deoris and other Scheduled Tribes Communities residing there-in.”
The aim of the DAC is the empowerment of the people by enabling them to take part in all the decision-making activities, decentralization of power down to the grass-root level by forming Gaon Sabhas, equitable distribution of funds on the basis of village-wise population for inclusive socio-economic advancement and peaceful co-existence with all the other neighboring communities. We have not included any other community in the DAC, as all the other communities either have their own ethnic councils or are in the process of having one and prefer to stay there. On the other hand, we have included every Deori community family of Assam in the DAC. We don’t have tension with our neighboring communities.
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The Deori people , we are one of the major Tibeto-Burmese ethnic group of the Northeast Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.We refer to ourselves as “JIMOCHAYAN” which means children’s of SUN in our ‘DEORI’ native language.
“Kobe Jimochayn, Jow Dugujumai Kena”