GUWAHATI, Nov 27 - The State government today assured a delegation of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) that at the ensuing Budget session of the State Assembly a new land legislation would be adopted.
The assurance came at a discussion held by the government with the KMSS delegation at the office chamber of the Revenue Minister at the State Secretariat here.
The government will also move the Gauhati High Court seeking another six months� time for removing the indigenous landless people settling on the Kaziranga National Park�s (KNP) extended area. Those being evicted from the National Park land would be rehabilitated and provided adequate compensation, as per the provisions of the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, the government told the delegation.
The government agreed to grant land patta in phases to around 64,000 families of Guwahati who have settled on government land.
The KMSS, in a statement this evening, said the government would issue land pattas by February 28, 2016, to all those who are occupying government land across the State.
Moreover, the government also assured steps to grant land patta to the forest dwellers as per the provisions of The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, besides issuing land patta to the tea garden and ex-tea garden workers within the next two months.
The government also told the KMSS delegation that it would initiate steps to allot land to the small tea growers and rubber planters of the State.
It needs mention here that the KMSS has been leading a foot march from Kaki in Nagaon district in support of its demand for land settlement rights of the landless people. The march will reach Guwahati tomorrow.