Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma TODAY handed over land lease documents to residents of Balsrigittim and Warimagre in Williamnagar township of East Garo Hills District in presence of MLA Marcuise Marak.
Over 1200 plus residents from both the localities have been living in the government land for years and had been seeking for land settlement. In absence of land documents residents had to face various hardships in availing loans and other benefits from the government
The residents had earlier sought the intervention of the government for resolving the issue.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister appreciated the effort of the MLA for his persistence by bringing different stakeholders together to resolve the issue.
He said that in Tura and Williamnagar, few localities had similar issues with regards to land settlement and the government has worked out a solution through issuance of the land document that will pave way for access to basic government amenities in such localities.
A function for the ceremonial handing over of land settlement document to 17 residents of Balsrigittim and six residents of Warimagre was organised.