TEZPUR: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday inaugurated the programme of handing over land pattas and allotment letters to approximately 11,500 landless local families of the State at Phulbari tea estate in Sonitpur district. The gesture of distributing land pattas to the landless people is an extension of the State Government’s commitment to ensure land rights of the indigenous people of the State. The land patta distribution programme has been conducted at various districts in the presence of several ministers.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the State Government will give land pattas to all local landless families of the State in a phase manner. He said that it is a matter of pain that large numbers of people of Assam living in the State for decades do not have ownership over their land. So the present State Government as a result of its untiring efforts in the last two years and five months have made an elaborate roadmap for giving land rights to the local landless people of the State.
Referring to the multifarious demographic mosaic of Assam, Sonowal said that all the communities have lent their hands to the development of the State. Hailing the people belonging to tea community as one of the most resourceful people of the State, Sonowal said that it is because of the dedication of the tea community that Assam Tea could engrave its name in the global map.