After Gorukhuti, Assam government has started eviction drive in Lumding Reserve Forest

After Gorukhuti in Darang district, the Assam government has launched an eviction drive in the Lumding Reserve Forest. Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Eviction has started and around 1000 have voluntarily left the forest after the government asked them to vacate.” Stating that no one had settled there 100 years ago, he said, … Read more

Assam government will start the process of providing relief to micro finance borrowers almost from the end of this month

The Assam government will start the process from the end of this month to provide relief to around 11 lakh micro finance borrowers making regular payments to banks. Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said that the cabinet has approved the process of distribution of checks which are paying regularly and it will start from November … Read more

Assam government completed the flyover 14 months before the due date

Setting a new benchmark, the Assam government completed a flyover 14 months ahead of the scheduled completion date. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma dedicated the newly constructed two-lane flyover on Supermarket-GS Road in Guwahati to the people. Flyover constructed with a financial outlay of crores of rupees. 127.20 crores, with a total length of … Read more

Ready to relocate evicted families if citizenship is proved: Assam government HC

The Assam government said it has earmarked around 134 hectares of land for relocating the evicted families of Gorukhuti in Darang district, provided they are lawful citizens, among other requirements. The government, in an affidavit to the Gauhati High Court in response to a PIL filed by Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia, said no compensation … Read more