Assam-Mizoram jt team to free encroached forest land

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GUWAHATI : A joint team of Assam and Mizoram governments have decided that encroached border forest land between the two states will be freed.

Conservator of Forest, Silchar, Binay Gupta, said today. The decision was taken at a meeting at Dholai in Cachar district of Assam yesterday.

The verification of illegal structures constructed within 509 sq km Inner Line Reserved Forestshall start from April 12, said officials from Mizoram.

The joint team shall comprise officials of the two state governments, and representatives of civil societies of both the states.

Binay Gupta informed that the areas, considered for eviction drive, will be from Kachurtol in Cachar district to Jesai in Mizoram, Dholchora, Dolaikhal and Lailapur along the inter-state border.

The joint verification team was constituted on March 28 under the chairmanship of Ministry of Home Affair’s Joint Secretary Satyendra Garg.

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