GUWAHATI, July 29 � The Assam Government today clarified that it had no immediate plans to carry out any eviction drive in the hills of Guwahati although it has directed the district administration to put in place a mechanism to prevent any fresh encroachment.
It is also working on the process of allotting land to landless people and the framework in this regard would be completed soon.
�The committee constituted to frame a policy to allot land to landless people has already sat twice with various members of civil society and NGOs to discuss the matter and they have been asked to submit their suggestions by August 7, after which the Government would frame the policy,� Dr Bhumidhar
Barman, who is heading the committee told media persons today.
�Discussions have also taken place with the officials of Forest department to formulate ways,� Dr Barman said, adding, �Certain criteria have been set to identify the genuine beneficiaries.�
The committee was formed after the recent June 22 violence in which three persons were killed. The persons were reportedly part of the rally carried out to protest eviction drives.
As per a recent survey, there are 65,894 households in the city hills.