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Demand to create Goreswar subdiv reiterated

By Correspondent

GORESWAR, Jan 9 - Chif Minister Tarun Gogoi had announced the creation of as many as 20 subdivisions in the State on the first day of the New Year. However, the name of Goreswar in Baksa district (BTAD), was excluded from the list, with the result that entire public of the vast Goreswar area, the Goreswar Subdivision Demand Committee (GSDC), political parties and non-political bodies have been left feeling justifiably aggrieved. These bodies have warned the State Government of a vigorous agitation in support of their demand.

Jagannath Sarma and Haricharan Deka, president and secretary of the GSDC held a press meet at the Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Bhawan conference hall on Sunday to reiterate the body�s demand. Citing reasons for their demand, they said that the people feel no infrastructural development has been seen in and around Goreswar area. The people of the four mouzas, namely Betna, Kaurbaha, Pub-Defili and Patidarrang under Goreswar revenue circle office have been deprived of socio-economic, education, health, road communication facilities as well as the government�s administrative privileges.

They also stated that Goreswar can easily fulfil the requisite criteria set for the creation of a new subdivision. For instance, the present population of the vast Goreswar area is more than three lakh, the total land area is 54,648 bighas 3 lechas, the distance from the district headquarters Mushalpur is more than 70 km, the Goreswar Revenue Circle Office is located on the international Indo-Bhutan border and there is enough government land available at Balabari village on the western side of the Goreswar town for setting up the required district headquarters.

It may be noted that the GSDC submitted the required documents like the allotment of the proposed land, its reservation, trace map, chitha copy to the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup district through the SDC of Goreswar Revenue Circle Office on February 12, 2011. There are as many as 26 government offices besides the branches of SBI, UCO Bank, Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, Central Bank and various educational institutions including Goreswar College in the area. The GSDC has been demanding the creation of a subdivision at Goreswar since 1991 but the Government has not given any thought to it, they alleged.

The GSDC, the Goreswar unit of the All Goria-Moria Deshi Jatiya Parishad central committee�s assistant secretary Sayedur Rahman and the president of the Baksa District Committee Jalaluddin Ahmed, Wahedur Rahman, secretary, Rangiya district of the AJYCP and Gakul Rajbongshi, secretary, Aboro Yuba Chatra Mancha told this correspondent that since the last 24 years, the people have been deprived of the creation of the subdivision. They warned the State Government of a more drastic agitation against it soon. The GSDC announced that it will boycott the Assembly elections if the Government does not taken a decision in this regard on or before January 26.

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