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Survey of 1030 villages on cards, locals to get pattas

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GUWAHATI, July 18: The State Government has decided to carry out detailed survey of land where no survey has been undertaken till date. The move assumes significance in view of the fact that 1030 villages have not been surveyed at all. Such areas are deemed ‘non-cadastral’.

An amount of Rs 8.25 crore has been earmarked for the work. Post survey, the local settlers are expected to get ownership deeds in such land as well Over the years, lakhs of people have settled in such land.

Once these villages are surveyed, the government plans to provide land pattas to the indigenous people who had settled there. On the other hand, the survey is also important as it would identify the people of doubtful citizenship who might have been residing in those areas. Such persons would not be granted land pattas.

The decision to draw the roadmap to carry out this huge exercise was taken at a recent meeting of the revenue department officials. The spadework and procurement of certain equipments required for the work would be done during the monsoon season.

The entire work would be carried out under the supervision of the DLRS (Directorate of Land and Records and Surveys) under the revenue department. The land survey would be carried out using modern techniques since the traditional methods are all time consuming.

The final survey would be undertaken after the rainy season.
It may be mentioned that providing pattas to indigenous people has been one of the commitments of the present BJP-AGP-BPF combine state government.