We can’t allow 1000 families to grab 77,000 acres of land: Himanta Biswa Sarma


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the government won’t allow 1000 families to occupy 77,000 acres of land as eviction drive on encroachment of government land continues. 

Speaking at the 19th edition of the India Today Conclave 2021, CM said, “There is no hate narrative in Assam. We evicted them because there is land of 77,000 acres. 1,000 families cannot occupy this land. Our policy is that one family cannot occupy land more than 2 acres. We have to give land to many people. We have to evict people if they encroach upon land. Eviction is a continuous process. Local Assamese people are also being evicted. No communalisation on this.”

Taking to his Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “We can’t allow 1000 families to grab 77,000 acres of land. Eviction is an ongoing process. #IndiaTodayConclave.”