Assam: Satra encroachment committee seeks info from public

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Former minister Pradip Hazarika would be leading the committee with MLA Mrinal Saikia and Rupak Sarma as members for one year
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Assam: Satra encroachment committee seeks info from public
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Assam: Satra encroachment committee seeks info from public

Guwahati: The Committee formed to assess and review problems of Satra lands in the state has sought information from public and other concerned groups within two months next.

In a bid to protect the satra lands from encroachment, a three-member commission was constituted to which concerned citizens can submit various suggestions, complaints regarding the same.

Earlier, state cabinet decided to set up a committee to conduct a survey on the encroachment of Satra (Vaishnavite monasteries) land in the state on Wednesday.

Former minister Pradip Hazarika would be leading the committee with MLA Mrinal Saikia and Rupak Sarma as members for one year. They will conduct the survey, conduct public hearing and submit their findings before the government

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “No previous government has taken any initiate to know the details of land encroachments of Satras land. The committee will identify and gravity of the situation and verify all the allegations and complaints.”

Revenue department would also to provide necessary help to the committee during the period.

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