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Steps to claim encroached land

 Steps are on to claim nearly 80,000 hectares of land occupied by six neighbouring states. This was what the Assam government informed the assembly on Thursday.

In response to a query by an AGP MLA, minister Rockybul Hussain said that a total of 77,531.71 hectares of Assam land across 15 districts are under the control of six neighbouring states.

According to Hussain, these include Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.  Even in Dispur revenue circle, over 40 hectares of land are being illegally occupied by Meghalaya.

 Nagaland has possessed the highest amount of land - 59,159.77 hectares. tis was followed by Tripura in 25 hectares.

Arunachal Pradesh has occupied about 13,211.11 hectares land, while Meghalaya, Mizoram and West Bengal have grabbed 2,885.82 hectares, 1,986 hectares and 264 hectares respectively in Assam.

He said that the districts where encroachment has been taking place are Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Goalpara, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Cachar, Sivasagar, Karbi Anglong, Kamrup Rural, Kamrup Metro, Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Karimganj and Kokrajhar..

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