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Land pattas distributed among beneficiaries across State

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TEZPUR, Jan 28 - Minister for Transport, Industries and Commerce, Chandra Mohan Patowary, distributed land allotment certificates and land pattas among 830 beneficiaries of Sonitpur district at a ceremonial function held at the District Library Auditorium in Tezpur on Tuesday.

 

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Manvendra Pratap Singh, MLA Tezpur Brindabon Goswami, Additional Deputy Commissioner Parag Kakaty, Chairperson of Tezpur Municipal Board Pushpa Deka, circle officers from various Revenue Circles and other senior district administration officials.

 

Delivering the welcome address, Deputy Commissioner Manvendra Pratap Singh said that the Sonitpur district administration is making efforts to give land pattas to around 3,000 beneficiaries before March 31, as directed by Chief Minister.

 

Speaking at the function, Minister Patowary hailed the steps initiated by the present State government to give land rights to the landless people of the State and thanked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for taking special interest in preserving the rights of the indigenous people.

 

Minister Patowary said that similar programmes which have been held across the State reiterates the present State government’s commitment to ensure land rights of the indigenous people of the State and that a total of 1 lakh people will be allotted land pattas in the State before the end of this financial year which will include landless people from all communities, including Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Tea Tribes.

 

He also spoke about the government’s commitment to bring about all around development in the State by elaborating on various steps taken to improve the transport and communication infrastructure in the State.

 

MLA Tezpur Brindabon Goswami, welcoming the efforts of the government, said that handing land rights to landless people will go a long way in successfully implementing various welfare schemes of the government. Additional Deputy Commissioner Parag Kakaty gave a brief overview of the number of beneficiaries to be benefitted by the scheme.

 

The programme was conducted by Circle Officer Thelamara Lakshyajyoti Das where land pattas and allotment certificates were ceremonially handed over to 10 persons, two from each Revenue Circle, along with distribution of GR to families affected in the floods this year.

 

A total of 672 beneficiaries received land allotment certificates, while 158 beneficiaries received periodic khiraj patta in this phase, while a total of 3,272 flood-affected people received a GR amount of Rs 3,800 each.

 

NAGAON: At a special function organised at Khagen Mahanta Auditorium, Nagaon, by district administration in association with Revenue and District Disaster Management Authority of Nagaon, the State government distributed land pattas among 860 landless peasants of the district.

 

Simultaneously the government also distributed Rs 3,800 each as ex-gratia among 6,000 flood-victims of the district during the last waves of flood in 2019.

 

Gracing the occasion as the chief guest, Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta said that the BJP-led State government has been trying its best for free flow of the life line of the district – Kolong river – and for that DPR has already been prepared. The government has estimated Rs 100 core for the entire project, Mahanta added.

 

The project would be started in the current fiscal year and after a year, Kolong river would shape a new form which was being dreamed for over last 63 years by the people of Nagaon, Mahanta claimed.

 

He also assured that the government is doing its best to safeguard all indigenous tribes and castes of the State.

 

Local MLA Rupak Sarma also was present in the programme. Deputy Commissioner of Nagaon Jadav Saikia delivered the welcome speech and Additional Deputy Commissioner Satyajit Chetia anchored the function.

 

Earlier, several activists of All Assam Students’ Union and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad showed black flags to the minister protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act when he was on his way to attend the function.

 

Manuj Singha Raja, adviser to the district Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad, said that police could arrest or pick up those picketers, but could never stop them from waving the black flags.

 

DIBRUGARH: At least 212 landless persons received land pattas and another 1,443 received land allotment certificates in the district on Tuesday during a distribution ceremony held at the District Library Auditorium here.

 

The distribution ceremony was organised by the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Assam, and district administration.

 

The land documents were given away to the beneficiaries by Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameshwar Teli and other BJP leaders. The beneficiaries were picked from seven different Revenue Circles of the district which included Dibrugarh East, Dibrugarh West, Moran, Tengakhat, Naharkatia, Tingkhong and Chabua.

 

Union Minister Rameshwar Teli said that the government has decided to give away land documents in a phase-wise drive to about 1 lakh indigenous people of the State. “Today, about 40,000 individuals across the State will receive land documents from the government. In Dibrugarh, we are giving away land documents to some 1,655 individuals. Gradually, we also give land pattas to small tea growers. On January 30, Assam government will be giving away land pattas to some 5,000 individuals in Tinsukia district. Tea garden workers occupying government land or land under Land Ceiling Act will also receive land pattas, if applied for,” said the Union Minister.

 

Apart from the Union Minister, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha, MLA Prasanta Phukan, MLA Chakrdhar Gogoi, MLA Rituparna Baruah, AGP MLA Naren Sonowal and several others spoke on the occasion. Among several others, the distribution ceremony was also attended by Circle Officers and mandals of respective revenue Circle. ADC in charge of Revenue and Disaster Management Dipu Kumar Deka initiated the programme with his welcome speech.

 

SIVASAGAR: Newly inducted Minister of Revenue and Disaster Management Jogen Mohan on Tuesday distributed land patta to among 2,026 landless people of the district through a programme organised by district administration in Boarding Field. Each landless has been given 3 bighas of government land under the New Land Policy, 2019.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that land patta gives an indigenous son of the soil an identity, a status in society and opens many doors for self-engagement. Kushal Duwori, MLA of Thowra, said that landless people residing in Moharani Resereve will be given pattas after the land survey comes to an end.

 

Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the programme. Surovi Rajkumari, Sivasagar district BJP president, appealed to the government to consider cases related to the landless people in Palasani and those evicted from near historic Na-pukhuri.

 

Source: The Assam Tribune, Guwahati, Wednesday, January 29, 2020