Guwahati: Assam government at a meeting held in Dispur on Thursday decided to provide land pattas to over 40,000 landless indigenous people residing across the state on January 28.
As per reports, the announcement was made in a review meeting of the state’s disaster management and revenue department chaired by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal that was held at the conference hall of Assam secretariat
In the recently held meeting, the state government has decided upon to provide land pattas to nearly 40,000 landless indigenous people on January 28.
In the review meeting, the state government also directed the officials of the state disaster management and revenue department to take appropriate steps to distribute land pattas to more beneficiaries in subsequent phases so that its commitment to cover 1 lakh landless indigenous people could be achieved.
CM Sonowal, who chaired the review meeting, also decided to provide Rs 2 lakh annually to 160 satras and devalayas across the state, in addition to the regular funds provided by the state government.
The meeting also discussed upon the ceremonial launch of the Arundhati Gold Scheme in the first week of March this year in which beneficiaries of the economically weaker sections would be given money for purchasing 10 grams of gold ornaments for registering a marriage.
Meanwhile, Sonowal also directed the revenue and disaster management department officials to expediently bring the utilisation certificates (UCs) of flood management funds from deputy commissioners of districts. The chief minister also directed chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna to review the fund utilisation status.
The department was also directed to take immediate steps for building material banks in zonal basis from where essential materials like tarpaulins could be provided to flood-affected districts in times of need.
The crucial meeting was also attended by minister of state for revenue and disaster management minister Bhabesh Kalita, chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, additional chief secretary Jishnu Baruah and principal secretary to the chief minister Sanjay Lohia, among others.