Goa state cabinet today included two more communities, including Christian Toddy Tapers, in the list of other backward classes (OBC). With today's decision, the count of OBC, SC and ST in the state will be 26 percent in the state. These communities will now be entitled for various benefits enjoyed by OBCs in the state.
Chief Minister Digamber Kamat today said the communities of Komarpant and Christian Toddy Tapers will be classified as OBC. This is done as per the recommendation of the Backward Commission, he said.
There are around 5,000 people hailing from Komarpant community, the Chief Minister told reporters.