Mission Basundhara 2.0 extended till April 2: Minister Jogen Mohan
The people’s response to Mission Basundhara 2.0 is beyond expectation.
GUWAHATI: The people’s response to Mission Basundhara 2.0 is beyond expectation. The heavy rush of people has led the State Government to extend the last date for submission of applications till midnight on April 2.
Launched on November 14, 2022, the last date for applications under Mission Basundhara 2.0 expired at midnight on March 31. The Chief Minister and the Revenue and Disaster Management Minister received requests from various quarters for the extension of the last date as many indigenous people could not apply due to the heavy rush. This led the Chief Minister to instruct the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to extend the deadline.
The department received over 12 lakh applications till March 31, and the number of applicants has risen to 12.74 lakh as of this evening.
Speaking to The Sentinel, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Jogen Mohan said, "We did extend the last date for Mission Basundhara 2.0 once earlier. However, the response of the people has made us extend the deadline till midnight on April 2. Most of the applicants (over ten lakhs) are living on khas lands. Mission Basundhara 2.0 will be indigenous people friendly."
Reacting to the recent arrests of several mandals on corruption charges, the minister said, "I appeal to the people of the state not to pay bribes to any mandals. The present government in the state, led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to corruption. This approach has led to the arrest of mandals one after another. If anybody demands bribes, the public should approach the government with evidence. I warn the mandals not to harass the public."
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