GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - Reiterating its commitment to clear encroachments from all natural water-bodies and drains and rivulets in the city and nearby areas, the Kamrup Metro district administration said that there has been no �discrimination or partiality� during the eviction drives undertaken by it during the past one year.
Senior officials of the district administration said that houses and other structures, which have not been demolished at certain places � like in the vicinity of Borsola Beel � are located at land with myadi patta and they can only be removed if the State government decides to revoke the land pattas.
They said so far several rounds of eviction drives have been carried out at Sarusola Beel, to make the area free of encroachers, and even drains encroached by a major local business house for one of its retail petrol depots have been cleared up.
Over a hundred illegally built houses, both pucca and kuccha, have been demolished around the Silsako Beel so far and plans are afoot to conduct further drives around the water-body, the officials said.
�However, we have noticed that at many locations, squatters tend to come back and resettle once the drive is completed,� an official admitted, but added that the district administration is committed to clear such encroachments repeatedly.
The officials, however, added that in many instances stay orders from courts have been secured by people against attempts to evict them and in such cases the district administration cannot undertake any action till the respective cases are disposed of.