All 178 border families rehabilitated in Assam.

Indo Bangladesh boundarySilchar: All 178 families residing along with the line of the Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam’s Cachar and Karimganj districts would be soon rehabilitated.

Official sources said that a detailed proposal by the administration of both the districts has been sent to the state government with the residents expected to settled in Jalalpur area of the district.

People living along the 124 km long border, of which 92 km falls in Cachar and 32 km in Karimganj, face lots of problems as they can enter India only 4 times during the day when the BSF personnel open the border gate.

The gate remains closed from sunset to sunrise and the people have to complete some formalities before they can enter the Indian side.

Katigorah Circle Officer Khaleda Sultana Ahmed said that the Cachar district administration on the basis of public demand has determined to rehabilite these families within the border area and land has been sanctioned to them in the current Land Advisory Committee meeting.

Cachar Deputy Commissioner Harendra Kumar Deva Mahanta said that the people can cultivate as usual on the land outside the fencing area but should preserve the scheduled gate timings given by the BSF.

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