GUWAHATI, November 6: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has stated that ”Everybody is safe in Assam as the government machinery is on its toes round the clock to defeat any evil design.”
Sonowal said that if there was peace the state would marches towards progress. He however said that some vested interests were hell bent to create rift in the state. He said that the people of Assam who had been living harmoniously for centuries taking the philosophy of Sankardev, Ajan Peer, Bishnu Rabha, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika and others will defeat such divisive forces.
The chief minister was addressing the inauguration of the process of allotment of land settlement documents (land pattas) to landless indigenous families in Assam. Sonowal set the ball rolling for the process by handing over land pattas and allotment letters to approximately 11,500 landless local families of the state at a programme held at Phulbari tea estate in Sonitpur district.
The gesture of distributing land pattas to landless people is an extension of State Government’s commitment to ensure land rights of the indigenous people of the state. The land patta distribution programme was organized by the Revenue Department, Government of Assam in association with Sonitpur district administration.
Sonowal said that State Government would give land pattas to all local landless families of the state in phase manner. He said that it was a matter of pain that large numbers of people of Assam living in the state for decades don’t have ownership over their land. So the present State Government as a result of its untiring efforts in the last two years and five months have made an elaborate roadmap for giving land rights to the local landless people of the state.
Taking pride of the multifarious demographic mosaic of Assam, Sonowal said that all the communities had lent their hands to the development of the state. Hailing the people belonging to tea community as one of the most resourceful people of the state, Sonowal said that it was because of the dedication of tea community that Assam Tea could etch its name in the global map. (Agencies)