Morigaon District Administration distributes land pattas for 815 families
The minister who represents Jagiroad Constituency in Assam Legislative Assembly said at the event that he was happy to give land pattas for indigenous families from the constituency on the same day that a tribal woman is administered oath to become the President of India.
Minister Himanta Biswa said that the government, under Dr. Himanta Bishua Sarma’s capable leadership, is determined to protect the rights of native peoples of the state. The distribution of land pattas is an example.
However, the minister in response to opposition from some people regarding the proposal to expand the capital to Jagiroad clarified that it wouldn’t take away land rights of indigenous tribe communities. Instead, it would help people get jobs and development.
He stated that no government measure would ever be taken which could harm the rights of native communities. According to a press release, he stated that the government’s commitment towards protecting land rights for indigenous communities is evident in the fact that land pattas were granted to 494 tribe families and 161 Tiwa families after many decades.