GUWAHATI, Dec 1 - The State government is working on a rehabilitation programme for the actual erosion-affected families who have been evicted from the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary. The government will also make suitable arrangements for students of the evicted families, particularly those appearing for exams, to give them an �academic ambience�.
Speaking to the media, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu said the Chief Minister this morning directed him to make �alternative arrangements� for the students and flood and erosion-hit �local� people.
�All the students of evicted families will be facilitated to appear in exams in the best possible manner and study materials will be provided very soon. Alternative arrangements will be made for the affected students on a priority basis within a very short time,� the DC said.
A team of education department officials today began a survey to assess and find out the actual number of affected students. �The best possible support, including accommodation, food etc., will be provided to them till the completion of their exams,� Angamuthu said.
The Chief Minister also directed the Kamrup Metro district administration to take up the rehabilitation programme for the actual erosion-affected families who have been evicted from the wildlife sanctuary.
�We will identify the actual flood and erosion-hit settlers evicted from Amchang. We have also begun the process of identifying suitable land in and around Guwahati to rehabilitate the evicted settlers. The process will be initiated as per exiting rules and procedure,� the DC said.
Meanwhile, the government today submitted an affidavit before the Gauhati High Court regarding the status of the eviction and its plea for suspension of the drive, citing the proposed rehabilitation plan and ongoing exams. The court granted two months to the government. Till then, eviction of settlers will remain suspended. Action against commercial establishments will, however, continue.
The DC said a survey is being conducted to identify commercial establishments operating from within the sanctuary. �Suitable action will be taken against all commercial activities, establishments in any reserve forest and government land,� he added.