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No lagaan to be imposed on Tana Bhagat land: says CM Raghubar Das

Ranchi, July 7: Interacting with a delegation of Tana Bhagats in Ranchi, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced that no lagan will be levied on any land belonging to Tana Bhagats.

ďTana Bhagats living on lands without patta (lease) will be given patta very soon. Next month, a meeting will take place with president of tana Bhagats living in 5 districts along with 4 people each. Apart from selecting members for Tana Bhagat Authority, other problems of Tana Bhagat will be discussed,Ē said the CM.

Das said the role of Tana Bhagats in the freedom struggle was worth mentioning. The government is committed to the development of Tana Bhagats who live like true Gandhians.

The CM further said that the main source of livelihood for the Tana Bhagats was agriculture. He said the government was exploring other means to increase their means. He asked for the list of women and children and directed the officials concerned to make them skilled and link them with employment programmes. Landless Tana Bhagats will be given pucca houses to live in and their children will be educated. Those having mud house will also be given pucca one, announced the CM.

Additional CS Amit Khare, Secretary to CM Sunil Kumar Barnwal, Revenue Secretary KK Soan, Yasoda Tana Bhagat, Jagmohan Tana Bhagat, Mahadeo Tana Bhagat, Shaligram Tana Bhagat, Umesh Tana Bhagat and Sukhram Tana Bhagat were present at the meeting.

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