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    Sonowal asks DCs to survey government lands to figure out encroachment

    As a part of the chief minister’s directive, the deputy commissioners of all the 33 districts of the state will be asked to carry out an exhaustive survey of all the government lands to figure out the lands that are under illegal encroachment at the moment

    GUWAHATI: In an important direction, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked the revenue and disaster management department to conduct a detailed survey on the government land across the state to map alleged illegal encroachment.

    An official statement said, “As a part of the chief minister’s directive, the deputy commissioners of all the 33 districts of the state will be asked to carry out an exhaustive survey of all the government lands to figure out the lands that are under illegal encroachment at the moment.”

    The statement further said, “The DCs will conduct the survey on a priority basis and submit the report to the government for the revenue and disaster management to initiate next course of action against the illegal encroachers.”

    This direction was given in a review meeting that chief minister Sonowal held in his official residence here on Sunday which was attended among others by chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Political, Revenue and Disaster Management, Jishnu Baruah and other senior officers of the state government.

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