JORHAT, June 12 - Majuli Deputy Commissioner Debaprasad Misra on Monday visited Sikoli Sapori under Ahatguri Gaon Panchayat to know about the problems faced by the residents of the Sapori and also people residing in adjoining Sesuguri, Burah Sapori and Hutaru villages.
It may be mentioned here that Ahatguri Gaon Panchayat is a remote GP under Majuli Zila Parishad, geographically isolated from the mainland of the Majuli island district.
A district administration source told this newspaper that Misra, accompanied by administration officials, held an interactive meeting at the Hari Mandir premises in Sikoli Sapori with the people of the three villages.
The source informed that the Deputy Commissioner listened to their grievances and assured to address the issues after taking up the same with the departments concerned and agencies to prepare proposals to be submitted to the Government.
Misra was told by the villagers about the difficulties faced by them due to constant erosion by the Brahmaputra, bottlenecks in the healthcare, education and transportation systems, the source said.
The Deputy Commissioner announced in the meeting that as per the State Government’s directive, land survey work in Majuli district has been recently started at Dhodang Sapori, another remote area. He said that after the completion of the survey in the island the Revenue department will issue land pattas, the source stated.
Misra told the villagers that after having the pattas they (local people) could properly avail all Government welfare schemes and other public benefit initiatives.
After concluding the session with the people of the three villages, the Deputy Commissioner visited Health Sub-Centre at the Sapori.
The source further informed that during his tour to the Sikoli Sapori Misra also attended a medical camp organised at the Sapori by the Health department through the Boat Clinic service, which operates under the National Health Mission (Assam).
The Deputy Commissioner while returning to the district headquarters at Garmur in the late afternoon, made a stopover at Misamara area and inspected laying of geo-bags as part of the ongoing protection work carried out under the supervision of the Brahmaputra Board, the source added.