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Jorhat erosion-affected to be rehabilitated

By Correspondent

JORHAT, May 28 � At a district-level meeting here today, administrative officers of Jorhat, Majuli and Titabor said that they had identified over 4,000 families in various pockets of the district to rehabilitate under the scheme of �Chief Minister�s special package for erosion-affected families�.

Majuli tops the list with 3,443 families while the officers concerned of Jhanjimukh (under Teok circle), Jorhat East Circle and West Circle have identified 177, 266 and 102 families respectively in their areas. Another 15 families were identified in Titabor and 12 in Mariyani accordingly.

�Necessary documents of all those identified families are to be verified for the rehabilitation programme in the district,� said additional deputy commissioner Bubul Lekharu.

Another officer said that the list of families, which have actually lost their lands and belongings due to erosion by the Brahmaputra and some other tributaries in the district will be finalised within June 2 this year so that they can avail the rehabilitation package without any delay.

Citing the official norms, he said that each of the affected families will get Rs 75,000 for construction of a residence with one bigha of land. However, another three bighas of agricultural land have also been additionally prescribed for the families which have lost all their belongings along with their land in the affected areas concerned.

�If three bighas of land cannot be provided for those families, Rs 2 lakh is to be paid to them under the scheme,� said a circle officer.

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Jorhat erosion-affected to be rehabilitated

JORHAT, May 28 � At a district-level meeting here today, administrative officers of Jorhat, Majuli and Titabor said that they had identified over 4,000 families in various pockets of the district to rehabilitate under the scheme of �Chief Minister�s special package for erosion-affected families�.

Majuli tops the list with 3,443 families while the officers concerned of Jhanjimukh (under Teok circle), Jorhat East Circle and West Circle have identified 177, 266 and 102 families respectively in their areas. Another 15 families were identified in Titabor and 12 in Mariyani accordingly.

�Necessary documents of all those identified families are to be verified for the rehabilitation programme in the district,� said additional deputy commissioner Bubul Lekharu.

Another officer said that the list of families, which have actually lost their lands and belongings due to erosion by the Brahmaputra and some other tributaries in the district will be finalised within June 2 this year so that they can avail the rehabilitation package without any delay.

Citing the official norms, he said that each of the affected families will get Rs 75,000 for construction of a residence with one bigha of land. However, another three bighas of agricultural land have also been additionally prescribed for the families which have lost all their belongings along with their land in the affected areas concerned.

�If three bighas of land cannot be provided for those families, Rs 2 lakh is to be paid to them under the scheme,� said a circle officer.