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Landless settlers in Guwahati to get plots

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Revenue department filises criteria, committee formed for on-spot verification

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, August 28: Assam government has agreed in principle to allot plots to landless people in Guwahati.

However, according to the new criteria chalked out by the Revenue department, applicants will have to submit an affidavit that they do not own land either in the city or any other part of the State.

An applicant may be given plots up to 1.5 lechas.

Earlier, the Gauhati High Court, while disposing off a case recently, had said that the State government may allot plots in the city to "landless" people.

The government has constituted a committee headed by the Kamrup metropolitan deputy commissioner to conduct spot verification of places where the applicants reside. The committee, comprising of officials from the PWD, GMC, GMDA, Forest and Water Resources department, will verify the claims of the applicants.

If the applicants fulfill the criterion, they will be given on-spot assurances of land allotment, after which the applicant will have to deposit the premium. Led by the Krishak Kumti Sangram Samity, hundreds of settlers in the city, mostly dwellers in the hills, have been demanding allotment of land since several years.

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