SILCHAR, June 17 - In a major development, the Cachar district administration has allocated land to the families who have been living in �no man�s land� along the Indo-Bangla border in Katigorah constituency. Also, families affected by river bank erosion were also rehabilitated.
According to Jiten Taid, Circle Officer of Katigorah, four families living outside the Indian boundary in Tukurgram were allotted 10 kathas of land each while nine families from Raja Tilla who lost their homes due to river bank erosion caused by floods were allotted 10 kathas of land respectively at Nij Katigorah Part-III area of the constituency.
The decision to rehabilitate the families was recommended in the SDLAC meeting held on January 2018. But initially, the families had denied the mandatory certificates owing to a mismatch in their choices. The beneficiaries were formally allotted the land by local MLA Amar Chand Jain in the presence of other administrative officials.
Similarly, following instructions issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar in May 29 last, nine erosion-hit families were also handed over the certificates of land possession,� Taid told The Assam Tribune on Saturday.
He was quick to add that the beneficiaries were allotted 10 kathas of land per family. The demarcation and geo-tagging of the allotted land will be completed soon. Houses too would be constructed under the Prime Minister�s Awas Yojana, he added.
As per government statistics, barring the four families in Tukurgram, there are 54 more families at Mahadebpur Part-I and II and Pirnagar areas of the constituency spread across 36.8 kms of border area under Katigorah constituency who have been living for years in �no man�s land� and still awaiting rehabilitation.