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Encroachment: Assam losing 104767.49 hectares

Assam is losing a vast plot measuring 104767.49 hectares to the neighbouring states namely Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

Official information tabled on the floor of the Assam Assembly on Tuesday has it that Nagaland tops the list with 66241.69 hectares.

These include 19,777.63 hectares in Jorhat, 4,279.06 hectares in Sivasagar, 200.00 in Karbi Anglong while Golaghat district is lossing an area of 41,985.00 hectares to Nagaland.

Assam losses another area measuring 13,184.88 hectares to Arunachal Pradesh.

Of this plot, 6200.00 hectares in Tinsukia district, 2495.00 hectares in North Lahimpur, 570.00 hectares in Sivasagar, 1978.00 hectares in Dhemaji district with 1940.00 hectares in Sonitpur.

In Barak valley also, Mizoram occupies a vast 1867.00 hectares of plot.

Hailakandi also has lost 1000.00 hectares to the tiny state followed by Karimganj 536.00 hectares and Cachar district has 450.00 hectares of land under illegal occupation by Mizoram.

Meghalaya too is not lagging behind. The state has been illegally occupying total 5473.92 hectares of land belonging to Assam.

Karbi Anglong tops the list of losers with an area measuring 4685.00 hectares.

Then Cachar district in 640.14 hectares, 99.35 in Goalpara district.

Even in the both districts of Kamrup, the neighbouring state has been continuing encroachment on a plot measuring around 46.00 hectares followed by 04.15 hectares in Dhurbi district.

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