DERGAON, March 13 - The news of a proposal to set up a Sainik School at the site of a ruined sugar mill at Missamara has been lauded by the residents of Golaghat district.
The project was cleared by the Union Finance Minister in the 2020-2021 Budget tabled in Parliament on February 29. The proposal conceived by Khumtai MLA Mrinal Kumar Saikia was accepted by the Sainik School Society under the Union Home Ministry along with the Government of Assam. This will be the second Sainik School in Assam after the one at Goalpara which was set up in 1964.
The Golaghat administration is trying to manage 150 bighas of land required for the project. The administration, under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Bibhash Chandra Modi is planning to get the land from the sugar mill which was ruined 20 years ago.
Revenue Circle Officer Utpal Deka said they were trying to free the land in three villages � Molaikumar, Bhabali and Telia Sonari, where the land of the sugar mill is located. �However, about 45 bighas of land, within the 150 bighas required land, is under myadi patta. So, the people with myadi land will be provided government land in nearby villages so that they can get appropriate rehabilitation,� he said. �We are also clearing the abandoned government land to be alloted among as many as 40 pattadars,� he added.
The administration held a meeting among the residents last month where Bibhash Chandra Modi, ADC (Revenue) Lakhimi Dutta, and MLA Saikia were present.
The residents have also welcomed the decision. Arun Bikash Baruah of Khanikar in Missamara said they were happy to get the news. Sushanta Kumar Bora of Dulia Gaon praised the efforts of the officials and the MLA.