PM Modi today sent the 70-odd indigenous tribes of Assam a strong note of reassurance. Remembering the land they have lived on for centuries, but without any official documentation. The allocation of ownership to over a lakh of these natives falls. Just months ahead of the March-April state assembly polls. It can also be construed as a balm for a population that has, until recently. Has been up in arms from across the border against incessant illegal immigration. Also over a new citizenship law perceived by locals as a threat.
Addressing a rally in the Sivasagar district of the state, PM Modi said that under Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The state government will ensure that many more deserving individuals will soon obtain official rights over their property. In addition, he also tried to go beyond mere rights. Spoke about other advantages dependent on these rights, including different structures of state and central government. In addition to obtaining farm loans more conveniently, they can now boost their living standards. By using programmes such as PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and the crop insurance scheme, he said.
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It is a matter of sorrow that there are those in Assam who have not earned recognition for their land even after so many years of independence. There are lakhs who have no documentation of their land,” said the Prime Minister. “There are lakhs who have no documentation of their land,” said the Prime Minister.”
“Today I am here to be a part of your happiness and celebration as our government in Assam has completed a huge task. Today, those who love Assam and are from the state are getting recognition of their land,” he said. “The land ownership certificates (pattas) will guarantee their swabhiman (pride), swadheenta (freedom), and suraksha (protection).”
Marking the 124th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, now celebrated as Parakram Diwas, he said today that Mr Sonowal’s government has succeeded in the past 4.5 years to ensure prosperity for all in Assam while retaining its culture and heritage.
The Chief Minister told PTI yesterday that alleged illegal immigrants had infiltrated several blocks of government and tribal land. They had been evicted by his government to make way for indigenous people, mainly tribals, OBCs, and former tea garden workers, he said.
“Successive Congress governments ignored the pleas of the local people to give the land rights. As a result, the people have been living a life of constant fear. We will end this uncertainty,”We will end this uncertainty.
The demography of the state, particularly in lower Assam, had gone through unprecedented changes due to unregulated migration from across the border, PTI had reported citing officials.