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Sarbananda Sonowal directed the DCs to submit report on alleged encroachments on government land

GUWAHATI: In a significant move to map alleged encroachments on government land, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Revenue and Disaster Management Department to conduct a detailed survey across the State.

This direction was given during a review meeting that the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal held in his official residence here on Sunday. Also present on the occasion were Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Additional Chief Secretary Home, Political, Revenue and Disaster Management Jishnu Baruah and other senior officers of the State government.

According to the CM's directive, the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) 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 DCs will conduct the survey on a priority basis and submit the report to the government for the Revenue and Disaster Management to initiate the next course of action against the illegal encroachers, stated a release.

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