The Assam government will hand over land documents to more than 40,000 landless indigenous people on January 28.
Participating in a review meet of the state Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on January 2 directed the department to take appropriate steps to distribute land pattas to more beneficiaries in subsequent phases so that the state government’s commitment to provide land pattas to 1 Lakh landless indigenous people could be achieved.
Moreover, it was decided in the meeting that 160 satras and devalayas of the state would receive Rs 2 lakh annually in addition to the regular annuity they are provided by the state government.
Also, the Arundhati Gold Scheme would be ceremonially launched in the first week of March whereby beneficiaries of economically weaker section would be given money for purchasing 10 grams of gold ornaments for registering marriage.
The chief minister also directed the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to expediently bring the utilisation certificates (UCs) of flood management funds from deputy commissioners of districts.
The Revenue and Disaster Management Department was directed by the chief minister to take immediate steps for building material banks in zonal basis from where essential materials like tarpaulins etc could be provided to flood affected districts in the time of need.