Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal presenting land documents to indigenous families at a programme in Majuli on October 5

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on October 5 started the second phase of distribution of land pattas and land allotment certificates to indigenous landless people of the state with distribution of land ownership documents to over 3,000 people at a function in Majuli district.

With this allotment which the state government distributed land documents to more than one lakh indigenous people securing their rights on their lands.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal termed the development as the red-letter day for the people of Assam as their rights on land got manifested with the government fulfilling their demands by giving them land pattas.

He also attributed it to the fulfilment of one of the demands of Assam Agitation and observed that the step would safeguard ‘jati, mati and bheti’ (community, land and homes) of the indigenous people.

Stating that existence of people has no meaning unless they have rights on their land, Sonowal said immediately after coming to power in 2016, his government decided to provide land pattas to landless indigenous people of the state.

He announced that his government would relentlessly pursue to fulfill all the demands of Assam Accord.

Chief minister Sonowal also said that his government is also committed to fulfil Clause VI of the Assam Accord and publication of a flawless NRC in the state.

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