TAMULPUR: The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) has raised the hopes of indigenous people living in several revenue villages under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) for decades.
Thousands of indigenous families living here have been deprived of land rights due to non-survey of land in many villages. According to a report, there are no maps and land records of these villages as there are four villages under Baksa Revenue Circle, 11 villages under Baganpara Revenue Circle, 6 villages under Tamulpur Revenue Circle, 10 villages under Jalah Revenue Circle, 1 village each in Sidli and Udalguri Revenue Circles i.e in total 33 villages in BTR.
With the survey of land in these villages, map and land document preparation will be possible and thousands of indigenous families will be benefited. BTC chief Pramod Boro on Wednesday launched a project to survey the land of these villages and prepare land documents with the help of drones under the initiative of BTC's Land and Revenue Department secretary Dhiraj Saud.
After inaugurating the drone survey, a public meeting was held at No. 1 Pipleni Lower Primary School playground at No 4 Dongargaon under Tamulpur Revenue Circle. BTC chief Pramod Boro said that the indigenous people had been deprived for so long due to non-survey of land. Now indigenous people will be able to have their land right after this land survey and ensure their land rights.
The BTC chief reiterated that once the land rights are acquired, it will be easier for the residents of the region to avail land buying and selling facilities, bank loan facility, rice sale facilities at the proper price fixed by the government as well as benefits of other government schemes.