The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is scheduled to visit Assam on January 23. PM Modi will distribute 1.06 lakh land patta allotment certificates in Sivasagar, Assam. Taking into account an urgent need to protect the land rights of indigenous people of the State, the state government came out with a comprehensive new Land Policy on protecting the land rights of the indigenous people. The issuance of patta/allotment certificates for indigenous people of Assam has been given highest priority in order to instil a sense of security amongst them.