GUWAHATI: Assam government on Friday transferred Rs. 1 lakh to each of the 1487 landless families of Laika Dodhia in Dibru Saikhowa National Park through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
Following Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal’s announcement on January 30 last during the 38th triennial conference of Asom Tribal Sangha at Nellie in Morigaon district regarding rehabilitation package, the state government has disbursed Rs. 14.87 crore through DBT.
For the rehabilitation of the residents of LaikiaDodhia permanently, Sonowal has already constituted a high-powered committee with Forest and Environment Minister ParimalSuklabaidya as its chairman to take necessary steps for the rehabilitation.
The CM even asked the Revenue Department to assess the prevailing condition of the residents of Laika Dodhia from a humanitarian angle and design a rehabilitation package by encompassing drinking water, electricity, health etc.
Moreover, Sonowal also instructed the department to ensure that the new land for rehabilitation is not affected either by flood or erosion.