LAKHIMPUR: The All Assam Unemployed Association (AAUA) has expressed strong opposition to the proposed ordinance framed by the State cabinet allowing the conversion of agricultural land to be used for setting up industrial units just by giving a self-declaration. The Assam Government has passed an ordinance whereby micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will not be required to take permission for setting up MSMEs units in the State for next three years in order to facilitate Atma Nirbhar Assam. In this regard, the cabinet passed the MSME Ordinance which put an end to the process of taking multiple permissions for setting up MSMEs in the State for the next three years.
In this regard, AAUA president-in-charge Dharmendra Deuri and general secretary Jiban Rajkhowa, in a press release, said that the BJP had formed the government by promising to save and secure jati, mati and bheti.
"But now the State Government, after sustaining power, has left no stone unturned to hand over jati, mati and bheti one after another to the people coming from outside," the press release stated. The organization condemned the move of minister Chandra Mohan Patowari to simplify the process of giving land from the indigenous people to people coming from outside. "Our organization welcomes development. But the Assamese community does not like to welcome the development which is the outcome of the loss of our own land," said the president-in-charge and general secretary.