Assam Kamrup

Kamrup Metro District Allocates Rs 75 Lakh for Evicted Households in Silsako

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
Kamrup Metro District Allocates Rs 75 Lakh for Evicted Households in Silsako
One-Time Assistance: Relief for Displaced Families in the First Phase
Guwahati, Assam: In a significant move to address the ongoing eviction situation in Silsako, the Kamrup Metro District Disaster Management Authority, under the leadership of Chairman Pallav Gopal Jha and District Commissioner, has decided to provide a one-time assistance package totaling Rs 75 lakh. This financial aid will be disbursed in the first phase to households affected by recent evictions in the area.

As per an official press release, the allocation plan entails providing Rs 10 lakh to each of the five Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) houses that were among those evicted. Additionally, five Assam model houses will receive Rs 5 lakh each as part of this assistance program.

The decision comes on the heels of escalating tensions in Silsako, a locality in Guwahati, Assam, where eviction efforts have been intensifying. Authorities have been working tirelessly to reclaim approximately 150 bighas of land from encroachment, leading to protests and confrontations between protestors and law enforcement personnel.

The situation took a tumultuous turn on September 1, as clashes erupted during the administration's eviction efforts. In response to these clashes, the police have detained several protesters involved.

This allocation of financial assistance by the Kamrup Metropolitan District Disaster Management Authority aims to provide immediate relief to the affected households, acknowledging the challenges they face due to the ongoing evictions. It is seen as a step towards ameliorating the tensions in Silsako and addressing the needs of those displaced by recent events.

Chairman Pallav Gopal Jha emphasized the authority's commitment to ensuring the welfare of the affected families and urged for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing situation. The allocation of funds is expected to provide some relief to the affected households and facilitate discussions on a sustainable resolution to the land dispute in Silsako.