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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Is Adamant To Safeguard State’s land From Illegal Migrants

By Disha Sharma -
  • Updated
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  • 17th June 2021,
  • 12:14 PM

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma conducted an inspection at riverine areas of Gorukhuti at Sipajhar in Darrang district to anlayse the condition of the land. He also assured to protect the state land, culture and identity from illegal encroachers.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who visited Gorukhuti at Sipajhar in Darrang district to inspect the riverine areas said the government is committed to safeguard Assam’s land, identity, culture, language and heritage from encroachers and illegal migrants.

The land was allegedly encroached on by illegal settlers near Dholpur Shiva Mandir.

Sarma took to Twitter to inform the same and shared photos. He wrote, “A total of 120 bigha land of the temple under encroachment of illegal occupants in the area have been freed by Assam Police and district administration.”

Such squatters would be evicted from all parts of Assam to protect our land and the Assamese identity from encroachers & intruders, he adds.

Government is committed to making the lands of satras (monasteries) and temples in the state encroachment-free, the CM further adds.

After reaching Gorukhuti, he visited Shiva temple situated atop a hillock and offered prayers. He also interacted with the management committee to review the situation and make amendments in the present condition.

Sarma also assured that temple management and local people should come together to set up Manikut (sanctum), a guest house and boundary wall.

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He also stated that government will take steps to turn the temple into a tourist attraction.

When BJP was selected during the Assam Assembly election, the party promised in its manifesto that it would take steps to recover the lands of satras and places of worship of the ethnic people in the state from illegal encroachers.

Recently, the chief minister and Cabinet ministers conducted a review meeting to monitor COVID 19 situated in various districts.

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In the review meeting, it was decided that Himanta Biswa Sarma will take charge of the COVID crisis in Majuli, his 13 other cabinet ministers and the first woman finance minister of Assam have been allocated to other districts for monitoring the COVID situation.

Ranjit Kumar Dass , who has been appointed Minister for Panchayat & Rural Development, Public Health Engineering, Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs will keep a check on Barpeta, Bajali and Bongaigaon

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