PM to distribute land pattas among 1.06 lakh people in Assam
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PM to distribute land pattas among 1.06 lakh people in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will launch a programme under the Assam government to allot 1.06 lakh land pattas (certificates) among indigenous people of the state on Saturday

GUWAHATI:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will launch a programme under the Assam government to allot 1.06 lakh land pattas (certificates) among indigenous people of the state on Saturday.

The programme will be held at Jerenga Pothar in Sivasagar district.

The Assam Government came up with a new land policy to protect the land rights of indigenous people.

The state government has given the highest priority concerning the issuance of pattas/allotment certificates for indigenous people of Assam to instil a sense of security among them.

Assam had 5.75 lakh, landless families, in 2016.

"The incumbent government has distributed 2.28 lakh land pattas/allotment certificates since May 2016," an official statement said.

The ceremony on Saturday marks the next step in this process.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)

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