CM Sarma Says Govt Committed To Free Land Of Encroachments

English News 10 Jan 2023 23

A massive eviction drive is underway in Assam's Lakhimpur to clear 500 hectares..

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Tuesday that the state government will continue to remove encroachments. Sarma's statement came after the administration began a massive eviction drive in Assam's Lakhimpur to clear around 500 hectares of forest land. 

“Eviction drives have been started as we know today more than 400 hectares are being cleared. It will continue, in the days to come we are committed to make all Satra lands, Khas land and forest land encroachment free,” the Chief Minister said. 

“In some cases, we have seen that most of these people have land at some other places. In some cases where they don't have any land elsewhere, after proper verification and ensuring that they are genuine citizens, we will rehabilitate them,” he added. 

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