GOLAKGANJ, March 13 � A delegation of the Bilasipara District Demand Committee under the leadership of Giasuddin Ahmed, former Deputy Speaker of the Assam Assembly, met the Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri, at his office chamber recently and submitted a memorandum, demanding the upgrade of the Bilasipara subdivision into a full-fledged district.
Justifying the demand, the memorandum said that the present Bilasipara civil subdivision was created in 1989, taking Chapar, Bagribari and Bilasipara revenue circles with a total population of 4.16 lakh which increased during the last 24 years to 6 lakh. Moreover, villages like Gachpara, Majeralga, Sutirmukh, Khelupara and Jhawkura, now in Bongaigaon district, and Chalakura, Bamuneralga, Kalsabhanga, Patakatha, Saidhara, Bukpara, Fulkakata, etc., in Goalpara district may be included in the proposed Bilasipara district.
In the same way, the villages under the Bahir Salmara Gaon Panchayat (GP), Jaruarchar GP, Boyjeralga GP and Fulkatari GP of South Salmara-Mankachar subdivision are geographically and naturally connected to the mainland of Bilasipara. The inclusion of these villages in the proposed Bilasipara district will increase the population and take the administration closer to the people.
Further, the matter of transfer of 34 villages, now located in the Kokrajhar district of the BTAD, is under active consideration of the Government of Assam for inclusion under the Bilasipara subdivision in Dhubri district.
The memorandum further said that the proposed Bilasipara district would have four development blocks, three police stations, three town committees, three revenue circles, while the distance of the proposed Bilasipara district headquarters is 53 km from the present district headquarters located in Dhubri.
On behalf of the district demand committee, the memorandum was signed by Giasuddin Ahmed and a few other prominent personalities.