Lumding: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed on Friday that in just 5 days, 736 homes have been demolished from 1410 hectares of forest area in Lumding Reserve Forest.
CM sends out an official tweet
CM Sarma said on his official Twitter account, “Glad to share that in furtherance to orders of the Guwahati High Court, 736 houses have been removed from 1410 hectare forest land in Lumding Reserve Forest in 5 days.”
“Nearly 736 houses removed from 1410 hectare forest land in Lumding eviction drive
During the eviction drive, nearly 1,500 people have voluntarily left the forest land after the government has asked them to vacate
I appreciate people giving heed to the request of the administration and vacating the land voluntarily”, he added.
The chief minister also expressed his gratitude to the locals for willingly departing the land in response to the administration’s request.
Glad to share that in furtherance to orders of the Guwahati High Court, 736 houses have been removed from 1410 ha forest land in Lumding Reserve Forest in 5 days.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 12, 2021
I appreciate people on giving heed to the request of the administration and vacating the land voluntarily.
Roughly 1,500 residents left forest property voluntarily in Lumding
According to a report, approximately 1,500 residents left the forest property voluntarily during the eviction effort when the government requested them to leave.
On Monday, the state administration began an eviction effort inside the Lumding reserve forest in Hojai district, following instructions from the Gauhati High Court.
Meanwhile, after getting an eviction notice from the administration, conflicts erupted among residents of Char areas in the Dhekiajuli circle of Sonitpur district.
It has been revealed that people who lived in the char areas and relied on farming for a living have already begun to leave their homes.