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Friday, October 23, 2009

Assam Government distributes land pattas in Cachar

SILCHAR, Oct 22: As the action plan of the Assam Government completed 100 days, the functional distribution of land pattas among the tea-tribe and ex-tea tribe communities of Cachar district was held in the District Library auditorium in Silchar. State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman distributed the land pattas to the beneficiaries.

Cachar DC Gautam Ganguly explained the purpose of the meeting and said the indigenous people of tribal villages and the residents of forest areas are receiving titled lands as government aids currently. He said it is being done to uplift the economic condition of the poor people. Ganguly also reiterated that the government-donated land could not be sold and on displacement or removal of the owner, the land would not again be taken as revenue land by the government.

Sources said 130 titled lands were distributed to forest land occupants of Cachar district and 410 land allotment certificates were issued to the tea garden and ex-tea garden employees of Cachar district. So far, 447 cheques of Rs 5,000 were distributed to the beneficiaries. Also a hundred cheques were donated at the programme held today.

According to Dr Burman, India is a socialistic state and every citizen must have in his or her possession a piece of land for settlement. The minister also announced that slum dwellers in Urban areas would also be taken under the scheme.

The meeting was attended by Borkhola MLA Dr Rumi Nath, Sonai MLA Kutubuddin Ahmed, Paliamentary Secretary Ajit Singh, Silchar Municipality Chairperson Susmita Dev and others. THE SENTINEL

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