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Govt commits patta for landless indigenous families

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Oct 1 - The State government is committed to providing land patta to every landless family of indigenous people within its current term.

Stating this in the Assembly today, Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management Bhabesh Kalita, who was replying to a motion by AGP legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita, said that the process of land settlement for the landless was being expedited, and that technological assistance was also being taken for the purpose.

�All the landless families of indigenous people living in all the 33 districts of the State will get land ownership rights through land patta. We are expediting the process through the required technological interventions as well. The mandals are also being given two-wheelers for faster movement in connection with land survey and settlement,� he said.

A total of 9,599 pattas and land allotment certificates are ready for distribution among the beneficiaries.

Kalita said that there was a provision for granting land rights to indigenous people of the State under the government�s land policy of 1989. For village land, such families are entitled to one bigha land for housing purposes and another seven bighas for agriculture and related activities. For Guwahati city and other towns, the allotment is restricted to one-katha-ten-lecha and two kathas respectively. �This process of land settlement is on,� he added.

The minister said that the entire land settlement process was being simplified and streamlined for the benefit of the indigenous people. �The deputy commissioners of all the districts have been instructed to play their mandated part in the process for hassle-free transfer of land and land rights to the landless indigenous. They have also been asked to hold monthly meetings of subdivisional land advisory committees,� he said.

Meanwhile, the State government has examined the recommendations of the final report of the Hari Shankar Brahma Committee and started the process for enacting a new land policy. Steps have also been taken to effect amendments in the existing land laws and regulations for the purpose.

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Govt commits patta for landless indigenous families

GUWAHATI, Oct 1 - The State government is committed to providing land patta to every landless family of indigenous people within its current term.

Stating this in the Assembly today, Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management Bhabesh Kalita, who was replying to a motion by AGP legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita, said that the process of land settlement for the landless was being expedited, and that technological assistance was also being taken for the purpose.

�All the landless families of indigenous people living in all the 33 districts of the State will get land ownership rights through land patta. We are expediting the process through the required technological interventions as well. The mandals are also being given two-wheelers for faster movement in connection with land survey and settlement,� he said.

A total of 9,599 pattas and land allotment certificates are ready for distribution among the beneficiaries.

Kalita said that there was a provision for granting land rights to indigenous people of the State under the government�s land policy of 1989. For village land, such families are entitled to one bigha land for housing purposes and another seven bighas for agriculture and related activities. For Guwahati city and other towns, the allotment is restricted to one-katha-ten-lecha and two kathas respectively. �This process of land settlement is on,� he added.

The minister said that the entire land settlement process was being simplified and streamlined for the benefit of the indigenous people. �The deputy commissioners of all the districts have been instructed to play their mandated part in the process for hassle-free transfer of land and land rights to the landless indigenous. They have also been asked to hold monthly meetings of subdivisional land advisory committees,� he said.

Meanwhile, the State government has examined the recommendations of the final report of the Hari Shankar Brahma Committee and started the process for enacting a new land policy. Steps have also been taken to effect amendments in the existing land laws and regulations for the purpose.

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