TEZPUR, April 24 � The Sonitpur district ABSU today took out a mass rally throughout the Tezpur town demanding solution of various problems including land patta to the people living in the forest areas under Forest Dweller�s Act 2006, implementation of Panchayati Raj System, proper education system, rural electrification under Rajib Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme, safe drinking facilities etc., for the Bodo people living in the forest areas in Sonitpur district.
About ten thousand people from different anchalick committees assembled at Jaimati Pathar here where a meeting was held. ABSU president Pramod Boro urged the government to solve the long pending grievances of the Bodo people.
In his address Pramod Boro stated that there are more than 1,200 villages with the population of about 2.50 lakh in the Sonitpur district. However, the people living in the forest areas in the district are allegedly deprived of every government schemes because of the non implementation of Forest Dwellers Act. He further said that the Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) which is an essential document for the students for academic purposes have been not provided by the administration.
Coming down heavily on the State and Central Government for not granting the land patta to the indigenous tribal people living in these belts the ABSU leader stated that because of non-availability of land patta, school buildings are not allowed to be constructed in the area thus depriving the children from education. He urged the government to immediately solve the issue.
Later, a memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur seeking immediate solution of the problems.
The meeting was also attended by Romeo P Narzary, vice president, ABSU, district president Bibeka Nanda Brahma, secretary Khaneswar Boro, adviser, ABSU Khwnkhra Swargiary among others.