Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Saturday gave away ownership certificates to over one lakh families, asserted that both the central and state governments are committed to protecting the land, integrity, culture, and language of the people of Assam.
Pointing out as to how Assam is moving forward on the path of peace and progress, the Prime Minister while addressing a huge gathering of more than two lakh people at Sivasagar in Upper Assam said that in the last few years the government has distributed land to over two lakh families. He also alleged that due to the irresponsibility of the previous governments over six lakh indigenous families had no legal rights over their lands. "It is a matter of sadness that even after so many years of Independence, there are those in Assam who have not got recognition for their land.
But now, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his government here has worked to ensure that people get the recognition," he said The Prime Minister asserted that with the addition of another lakh people securing their land rights, the government has been proving its commitment to protecting the rights of the indigenous people of the state. "Today I am here to be a part of your happiness and celebration as our government in Assam has completed a huge task.
Today, those who love Assam and are from the state are getting recognition of their land,” Mr. Modi said while reiterating the commitment of his government to give land rights to the indigenous people of the state. The land ownership certificates will guarantee their "Swabhiman" (pride), Swadheenta (free. dom), and Suraksha (protection).