Digital Desk, New Delhi. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has advised the minority community to adopt population control measures to reduce poverty and land pressure. Responding to criticisms of his government’s campaign to free state-owned land from encroachment, the chief minister said that illegal occupation of land belonging to temples, monasteries and forests cannot be allowed. Most of those evacuated were Bengali speaking Muslims.
“The members of the community have assured us that they do not want encroachment on these lands,” Dr. Sarma told reporters on Thursday on the occasion of
Dr. Sarma urged all stakeholders of the minority community to come forward and support the government in reducing poverty and improving education. He said that the state government would work towards educating the women of the community to deal effectively with the issue of family planning. Sarma said, population is the main root of social danger like poverty, land encroachment and we can reduce this social threat if population is reduced.
Let us tell you that Himanta Biswa Sarma has completed his first month as the Chief Minister of Assam. Sarma was sworn in as the chief minister in early May following the BJP’s victory in the Assam assembly elections.