Good News! New Bill to protect Satras from encroachment

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In a bid to free Satra lands from illegal encroachers, the State government has drafted a Bill (Assam Land and Revenue Regulation, 1886) which is to be introduced in the coming Assembly session scheduled to start from July 18.

The State Revenue Department has drafted the ‘Assam Land and Revenue Regulation Amendment Bill-2019’ to bring in the necessary amendments to the age-old ‘Assam Land and Revenue Regulation-1886’. The new Bill will give power to the Deputy Commissioners to make the lands of specified religious and charitable institutions encroachment-free.

Age-old ‘Assam Land and revenue Regulation-1886’ does not have any section to authorize any authority to carry out eviction drives of illegal occupants on land belonging to various religious bodies or charitable institutions.

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