New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Assam and distributed land allotment certificates to over 1 lakh indigenous people in Sivasagar district under the state government’s programme.
Addressing the people in Assam, the Prime Minister reiterated his government’s commitment to give land rights to the indigenous people of the state and said, “Today, those who love Assam and are from the state are getting recognition of their land.”
“I am here to be a part of your happiness and celebration as our government in Assam has completed a huge task,” he added.
PM Modi also said that, Assam has seen unprecedented developmental work in the last few years under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
During the public meeting, the Prime Minister said in the last 4.5 years, the government of Assam has worked to ensure development and progress for all in the state while preserving its culture and heritage.
In addition, PM Modi stated that before this government came to power in Assam, there was 6 lakh of people in the state who had no land patta (land allotment certificate). “Land patta for the people of the citizens of the state was not a priority for the previous governments in Assam.”
“But the Sonowal government will provide land pattas/allotment to those landless people and over 2.25 lakh landless people had received land pattas and now 1.06 lakh people will be added,” he said.
The Prime Minister also stated that the development of Assam and Northeast is integral to ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ (self sufficient India) and added that the road to self reliant Assam is through confidence of Assamese people.
PM Modi further praised the Assam government for handling of COVID-19 pandemic and encouraged them to get vaccinated.
“The way the Assam government handled COVID-9 is praise worthy. I am confident that Assam will take forward the vaccination drive now. I appeal to all to get vaccinated,” he added.
The programme was also attended by the Assam Chief Minister Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Minister Rameswar Teli, State Agriculture Minister Atul Bora and others.
Meanwhile, PM Modi is scheduled to visit Kolkata to inaugurate a museum dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the freedom fighter’s 125th birth anniversary.