GUWAHATI, Nov 28 - The issue of landless people of Assam and the indigenous families waiting for land patta was raised in the State Legislative Assembly today.
Ramendra Narayan Kalita of the Asom Gana Parishad raised the issue during Zero Hour saying that there are nearly 3.62 lakh landless families in Assam and approximately 40 lakh indigenous families are waiting to get their land patta.
He also asked the government to make public the HS Brahma Committee report on this issue.
�The State Cabinet�s decision to allot land putta to one lakh people is a welcome move. Nearly 85 thousand people in Guwahati itself are waiting to get patta,� he added.
Atul Bora of BJP highlighted the plight of landless people in Dispur constituency.
Minister of State for Revenue and Disaster Management Bhabesh Kalita informed the House that the newly launched land policy is being translated into Assamese so that it can reach the grassroots people and they can understand it properly. He further added that social forestry is required on evicted land to check re-eviction.
�State government has put a lot of emphasis in preparing the land policy to safeguard the interest of the indigenous people and the policy would remove complications regarding land allotments and settlements,� he said.
Legislators Ramakanta Deuri and Padma Hazarika also participated in the discussion.