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Assam: Another eviction drive set to free up illegal encroachment in Parbho Reserve Forest

First Published: 9th January, 2023 12:06 IST

In the first phase, on January 10, 500 hectares of Adhasona and Mohaghuli wilderness areas will be cleared.

The Himanta Biswa Sarma-led Assam government, continuing its eviction drive against illegal land encroachments in the state, is all set to undertake another massive eviction drive in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

Lakhimpur district administration will launch a mega-eviction drive on Tuesday to clear 500 hectares of forest land in Pabho reserve forest, affecting over 100 families.

The government has already deployed 800 security personnel in the area for excise and mock drills.

Earlier, the police conducted a flag march in Pabho Reserve Forest aking the people to leave the place.

As per the officials, out of 2,560.25 hectares, only 29 hectares are free of any encroachment.

In the first phase, on January 10, 500 hectares of Adhasona and Mohaghuli wilderness areas will be cleared.

Meanwhile, many families have already destroyed their houses and left the area.

Earlier, the BJP-led Assam government carried out a mega eviction drive at Baradrava in Assam’s Nagaon district, uprooting more than 5,000 illegal encroachers.

Also Watch: Preparations underway for eviction drive in Assam’s Pabhoi

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