Assam government’s ambitious land-related issue mitigation programme, Mission Basundhara, completed the first phase with “a very high application disposal rate”.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on May 8 took part in the formal closure ceremony of the first phase of the project which aimed to provide time-bound solution to land-related issues in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sarma lauded the efforts of every individual who were either directly or indirectly associated with the execution of Mission Basundhara.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to everybody whose contribution in their respective capacity led to the successful execution of what once seemed to be an insurmountable task to many when it was initially launched on October 2 last year,” Sarma said.
“What we achieved (through Mission Basundhara) in such a short period of time will be remembered as one of the landmarks and a milestone in the history of public service delivery,” he added.
“We should always keep working in this spirit so that we are able to take public services to the doorsteps of the common man,” the chief minister further stated, urging all those present to develop a work culture where there are least bureaucratic bottlenecks and red-tapeism.
“With the disposal of the last case today of Ms Basanti Das (of North Guwahati) who had been running from pillar to post for the past 18 years for resolution of her application before the launch of this scheme, all 8,13,981 applications received under Mission Basundhara have been disposed. We all know that some land-related issues are very complex in nature and therefore not all the applications received could be resolved in this phase of the mission (Basundhara). Therefore, within the next few months, we will once again upload those unresolved cases on the Mission Basundhara portal and see if there are ways through which we can bring a conclusion to some of them, if not all,” Sarma said, referring to the unresolved cases under the scheme.
The chief minister on May 8 also launched the Composite Land Transfer Service aimed at resolution of no objection certificates (NOCs), registration, mutation and partition of land in Kamrup Metro and Kamrup district. This will later be extended to the other districts as well, the chief minister stated.
The chief minister also declared the second chapter of Mission Basundara will formally be launched on October 2 and that the ambit of this phase will be limited to indigenous population and that land under occupation of doubtful citizens and under encroachment won’t be covered.