JORHAT, Dec 28: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi distributed land settlement pattas of measuring 206 bighas 2 kathas and 6 lechas land to- 112 tea tribe people in Mariani under Mariani Revenue Circle of Jorhat district yesterday. Gogoi also inaugurated the distribution of the provisional pattas of 255 bighas 16 lechas land to 125 tea garden workers of Morongial Gaon of Hulunguri Tea Estate under Nakachari Mouza of his home district, as a part of rehabilitation drive of his Government.
Before winding up his two-day visit to his home district, Gogoi also inaugurated the Land Development and Tea Sapling Plantation scheme taken up under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) at Katonibari division of Soikota Tea Estate under Mariani LAC. Inaugurating the scheme Gogoi said in his speech that, his Government has been taking up such projects particularly for the development of the tea tribe’s community people living in the State. He also said that his Government is always worried over the dilemmas plagued by the tea tribe’s people since decades. Gogoi also assured them to take all possible helps for the tea tribes community across the State.
Participating the meeting as invited guest, Jorhat Legislator Rana Goswami informed the gathering that such a project of Tea Sapling Plantation would also be taken up in Cinnamora Tea Estate by next month. Jorhat Deputy Commissioner LS Changsan, also briefed about the scheme taken up in the garden and said that the scheme would be implemented at 1.5 hectares of land with an amount of Rs 5 lakh and would be increased later.
The programme was attended by Mariani Legislator Rupjyoti Kurmi, Assam Tea Corporation Managing Director Harish Sonowal, Jorhat Zila Parishad Chairman Putul Bora Gohain, Vice-Chairman Manjula Rajput, Lakshewas Tanti among others. The meeting was moderated by Jorhat District Information and Public Relation Officer Dusanta Madhab Sarma and Soikota Tea Estate Manager Tapan Kharghoria offered the vote of thanks. THE SENTINEL