Mangaldai, Feb 24: Darrang Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah expressed grave concern over the gross encroachment of government land by different individuals or groups with personal benefits.
He mentioned this while speaking to a group of delegates of NITI Aayog-registered local NGO Crystal Vision at his office chamber on Tuesday evening. The delegates of the NGO visited Deputy Commissioner to discuss the scarcity of government land for registered active local NGOs.
"We are running our voluntary activities since 2009 from a rented campus. We have been approaching the authorities for a government plot of land in and around Mangaldai town for the last eight years but it didn't work. On the other hand, we have witnessed encroachment of government land everywhere, even the river bed is not spared" rued Manabendra Baruah, Secretary of Crystal Vision.
"The Deputy Commissioner admitted our observations of encroachment. He assured us a suitable government land for our organisation and also necessary eviction drive to free government land from massive encroachment," Baruah added.