Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed the Circles Officers of Dibrugarh district to conduct survey to identify eligible families and spot available land under their respective circles for providing land pattas (settlement documents).
While taking part in a review meeting at Dibrugarh today, Sonowal also asked the Circle Officers to verify applications that have already been submitted by landless families for land patta. Apart from the circle officers, the meeting was also attended by PWD and NHIDCL officials
Stating that the state government is committed to provide land patta to all genuine landless families in a time-bound manner, Chief Minister Sonowal lamented that previous governments had ignored the interest of the local landless people and deprived them of their basic right over land.
“Our government has already initiated steps to provide land patta to all local landless families and around 11,500 pattas have been distributed across the state. This effort will continue and all genuine landless families will be provided pattas. This will ensure a life of dignity for all genuine landless families”, he said.
Further underling the issue of encroachment of government land, the Chief Minister directed the circle officers to take firm steps against encroachers and carry out awareness drive to sensitise people against encroachment.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister reviewed the progress of road construction and repairing works in Dibrugarh district and asked the PWD engineers to go to field and directly supervise and monitor the ongoing works. He also put thrust on empowering the contractors and directed the engineers to prepare list of experienced and skilled contractors and map their resources. He also asked them to take steps for motivating the contractors so that they perform their works with dedication and commitment.
He moreover directed the PWD officials to plan for widening of Mancotta to Khanikar Charali road. Sonowal also directed NHIDCL officials to take steps for repairing Chabua stretch of NH 37 and accelerating four laning works of Lapetkatta to Ledu Road, Detailed Project planning (DPR) for which has already been prepared. Sonowal also reviewed progress of steps taken for proposed construction of Sports University at Chabua and Sports Complex at Khanikar.