AGARTALA: Tripura government will complete allotment of land to 9500 identified landless families belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category by the end of this year.
The decision was taken in a recent meeting of the Revenue Department presided over by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Revenue minister Narendra Chandra Debbarma and senior officials also were present in the meeting. During the meeting it came to light that the Left Front government allotted land to altogether 1.27 lakh tribal and non- tribal families under the Right to Forest Act- 2006 but all of them are yet to receive ‘Patta’ for the allotted land. On paper all the families have been allotted land but at ground level many have not received necessary official papers.
In the meeting held last month it was decided to complete the allotment of land among the left-out families and to make fresh allotment among 9500 landless BPL families. The Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb instructed revenue department officials to complete the paper work through actual authentication of family identities and complete the allotment process by the end of December this year. Speaking to mediapersons, the Revenue Minister Narendra Chandra Debbarma said that a part of the allotted land was still under illegal occupation of undesirable and political elements.”
We will recover the occupied land first and then redistribute them.”
He hinted that partial exemption to the land vested in religious trust or places can be considered but for that the Tripura Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act- 1960 will have to be amended. He said that the allotment process has already started and for this the earlier committees were dissolved and new committees at the sub-divisional level have been constituted to oversee and complete the process.