Yogi Adityanath Government has arranged for the rehabilitation in Rasulabad of Kanpur Dehat district for 63 erstwhile East Pakistan families.
By VIRENDRA SINGH RAWAT
LUCKNOW, Apr 20 (The CONNECT) – Fifty two years on, the Uttar Pradesh government has allotted land to rehabilitate 63 Hindu Bengali families uprooted from Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1970.
The resettlement package to the displaced families included agricultural land, residential lease as well as funding for construction houses under the flagship ‘Mukhayamantri Awaas Yojana’.
Presiding over the function here yesterday, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath said the long wait of the affected families was now over. The state has arranged for the rehabilitation of these families who came to India 52 years ago in Rasulabad of Kanpur Dehat district.
“In 1970, about 407 families had come to India from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). While, some families were resettled in different parts of the country, 65 families had been waiting for esettlement,” he said. However, two of the 65 families could not be traced.
After assuming power, he said, his government prepared an action plan for the rehabilitation of the remaining 63 families, who have been given two acres of land for farming and 200 meters for housing.
Additionally, Rs 1.20 lakh have been given for the construction of houses under the state housing scheme.
Yogi has directed the state revenue department that the area allotted to these 63 families should be developed as a smart village with facilities of school, hospitals etc.
Besides, these families will be integrated with employment schemes to make them self-reliant. “The women should form self-help groups while men can get engaged in animal husbandry, while the youth should be linked with skill development,” the CM underlined.
Meanwhile, he criticised the previous regimes for their alleged insensitivity towards the deprived communities saying they did precious little for the marginalised communities such Musahar, Vantangia, Tharu and Kol.