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Assam Gets 714 Acres of Land From Neighbouring Country In The Land Swap Deal

Assam Gets 714 Acres of Land From Neighbouring Country In The Land Swap Deal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Feb 2019 3:15 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Border Protection and Development Department has let the State Assembly know that Assam had to give 268.39 acres of land to Bangladesh and got 714 acres of land from the neighbouring country in the last land swap deal between the two countries.

This was revealed in the Assembly on Monday when State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary was replying to a question from Congress MLA Kamalakshya Dey Purkayastha in the House. Patowary was replying to the queries on behalf of the Border Protection and Development Department.

Patowary said: “Assam gave 268.39 acres of land – 193.85 acres in the Thakuranibari-Boroibari area in Dhubri district and 74.54 acres in the Madanpur-Polathal in Karimganj district.”

Patowary said: “In accordance with the 1974 Indira-Mujibur Rahman Pact, Assam got 714 acres of land outside the Radcliffe Line in the Lathitila and Dumabari areas in Karimganj district.”

Patowary also informed the House that the government has decided to erect a border gate in Indian territory in Karimganj border in the sterile zone like the Wagha border. He said that Rs 5 crore has been allocated for the project. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be prepared after selection of the site, he said.

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