SILCHAR, Dec 31: “The claim of Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) over the land of Cachar as a part of Dimaraji has not created any law and order problem for the district administration and every possible step will be taken to tackle it as situation warrants,” pointed out Cachar deputy commissioner Gautam Ganguli while interacting with mediapersons in the Circuit House here today. It was a sort of review of the development works when he said his administration had cleared land for the construction of road and fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh border.
On the question of the progress so far made on the East-West Corridor, the deputy commissioner said there is no more hiccup or wrangling in the allotment of land for the project. Of the 20 km stretch of Silchar by pass now being constructed by PWD (NH division), 17 km of land has been handed over. He, however, did not elaborate why the PWD (R) division was not repaired or why the main road of this town from Capital Travels point to Holy Cross was not improved even though it is known that it had a vital link with national highways.
Speaking about the drainage system of this town left unfinished by NBCC, Gautam Ganguli said a report on it has been prepared by a board headed by him with PWD officials, town and country planning, Silchar Municipal Board and the Silchar Development Authority. He said the report has already been sent to the State Government for its appraisal.
On the implementation of the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Programme, the DC said it was a total failure as except for a few households brought under electricity in certain areas of Katigorah and Rangpur, many places are yet to be covered under the scheme. He revealed to the media that a report in this regard had been sent to the Centre for taking appropriate action. In view of gross anomalies in respect to the Anganwadi issue, employment in four projects has been suspended until further order and inquiry, he added and later denied that any land was allotted to any individual or minister according to the last land acquisition meeting.
On the controversial Indragarh land scandal, he said as directed by the High Court, fresh lists of zirats are being prepared. THE SENTINEL