GUWAHATI, Nov 21: “The Bodoland Territorial Region government is set to launch Mission Bwiswmuthi on January 27, 2023,” informed the chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial region, Pramod Boro.
“Land is an important denominator for survival, dignity and self-respect of persons and households in our society. Without land, people especially from rural and tribal communities are not able to build social, cultural and economic capital. On being landless, there is a constant impoverishment of the household, often leading to destruction of forests and fauna through encroachments,” said Pramod Boro on Monday.
Talking about the land policy of Assam in an event, the CEM said, “Since the British times, Land Policy of Assam, particularly for the tribal areas, has been fraught with several issues and shortcomings that prevented amicable settlement of land rights. Land policy continued to deny people the rights over their habitats leading to conflict, instability and insecurity in the region. Many communities had to struggle for decades to find solutions for their vexed land problems. This unrest in Bodoland areas resulted in a large number of disputes and conflicts: displacing and depriving the indigenous/tribal people from their own land, resources and rights.”
The CEM added, “We are fortunate to have a visionary Prime Minister in Narendra Modi ji in India today and a most committed and decisive Home minister of India Amit Shah ji who always takes firm decisions without delay for the betterment of the people and the country. Like I have said earlier, our chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma ji is a Karmayogi chief minister. He listens to all our problems, acknowledges them and takes immediate measures to resolve them.”
“Therefore, we can see the transformation in Assam today—under his dynamic leadership, a people-centric transformation in the Land Policy of Assam has taken place in recent months. We are confident now that all the land problems in the region will be addressed and resolved in the near future. The flagship programme Mission Basundhara has sought to deliver to the people of Assam, all land related services like land mutation, updating of land records at their homes through online mode without coming to government offices. Last year (2021), on the first anniversary of the Historic Bodo Peace Accord 2020, our Karmayogi CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Ji already distributed a number of land pattas at Kokrajhar.”
As a precursor to the launch of the Mission Bwiswmuthi, the Land Certificate Issue Fairs are being organised by the department of L&R department, government of BTR, under the guidance of Ranjit Basumatary. This is a sure step towards providing land certificates to all eligible persons/households in the BTR. The melas will be held in all the circle offices of the BTR starting from Monday.
It may be mentioned here that the government of BTR has been carrying out a number of innovative interventions in mission-mode programmes to expedite social and economic development, sustainable peace and psychological healing. To ensure transparency, accountability and seriousness in all our work, the BTR government has launched several projects on Mission-Mode: Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi, Rog Nirmal BTR, Bodoland Pig Mission, Mission Fin Rwdwmkhang, Bodoland Sericulture Mission, Bodoland Milk Mission, etc.