'Assam government has worked to protect the existence of all indigenous communities'
Along with the State, Mission Basundhara, the flagship scheme adopted by the State government, was launched in Jonai under Dhemaji district on Saturday.
LAKHIMPUR: Along with the State, Mission Basundhara, the flagship scheme adopted by the State government, was launched in Jonai under Dhemaji district on Saturday. On this occasion, a ceremonial programme was organized at Gali in the conference hall of Gali Sikari Gaon Panchayat Office under Jonai Revenue Circle under Dhemaji district administration.
In connection with the launching of the flagship scheme, Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah inaugurated the GPS (Global Positioning System) Survey arriving at Ngabang village under the same Revenue Circle.
The ceremonial programme cum public meeting commenced with Pradip Kumar Dvivedi, the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Jonai, in the chair. Taking part in the programme, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Dhemaji— Utpal Doley said that the State Government had initiated moves to ensure the Land Right of the indigenous people of the State through Mission Basundhara.
"Under this Mission, the villages of the State which have still been not surveyed, will be surveyed. Moreover, the survey under this Mision will cover the forest dwellers and the traditional forest villages across the State too. There are 209 non-surveyed villages in Dhemaji district. The highest number of non-surveyed villages, 209 out of 630 across the State, are located in Dhemaji district. A total of 100 villages are located in forest areas. On the other hand, there are 109 non-surveyed villages in Jonai Revenue Circle. The GPS survey activities in the 109 non-surveyed villages under Jonai Revenue Circle will start from today. The whole process of the survey will be completed by March of the next year, as per the target fixed by the State Government", ADC Utpal Doley said in his lecture.
On the other hand, Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah asserted that the State Government had worked sincerely in order to protect the existence of all the indigenous communities living in the State.
"Our government has relentlessly initiated moves to resolve the long pending issues of the State at the earliest by taking epoch-making decisions step by step. The biggest problem of the indigenous people of the State was their land right related problem, due to which they had been deprived of various benefits. The farmers of the indigenous communities could not even sell their produce at genuine prices fixed by the government. Under such circumstances, the State government has initiated a big move to accord the land right to the indigenous communities through the Mission Basundhara", Pradan Baruah said addressing the gathering.
In connection, the MP further added that the State Government had decided to forge a new Tribal Belt at Sissi-Tongani of Dhemaji only to protect the existence of the Sons of Soil. He added that the government had taken measures to rehabilitate the genuine landless people after conducting eviction drives at Gorukhuti and other Char-Chapori areas.
In the programme, Executive Member of Mising Autonomous Council— Naresh Kumbang also delivered speech appreciating the State Government's moves of adopting and launching the Mission Basundhara. Dhemaji Zila Parishad member Atul Pegu, Jonai Subdivision Forest Right Act, 2006 Implementation Committee member Manoranjan Basumatari, Dhemaji District Development Authority president Tolan Konwar were among those who were present in the programme.
Mission Basundhara will render nine land related services like land mutation by the right of inheritance, land mutation after deed registration, partition for undisputed cases, conversion of annual patta to periodic patta, reclassification of land, striking names of persons who are no longer in possession, allotment certificate to periodic patta, legacy data update and mobile number update of pattadaar.