Proposed MSME Ordinance Won't Impact Indigenous Land Rights, Says Assam

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had held a gathering on July 7 over the MSME ordinance concern.

Guwahati:

With rising issues in Assam over the proposed micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ordinance overriding the rights of indigenous communities to their agricultural land, the Assam authorities on Thursday clarified that it’s going to add provision within the draft MSME Ordinance that each one the provisions of the Assam Agricultural Land (Regulation of Reclassification and Switch for Non-Agricultural Objective) Act, 2015 should be adopted for establishing of any MSME.

The federal government has additionally clarified that no exemption might be given underneath the Act or any land-related Act for any enterprise initiative or enterprise enterprise.

The federal government additionally added that earlier there was a provision that after getting the acknowledgement certificates, agricultural land was proposed to be deemed transformed for non-agriculture functions to arrange an trade.

In keeping with a authorities information launch, it has now been determined that no such exemption might be given.

It has additionally been clarified by Assam Industries Minister Chandramohan Patowary that the enterprise enterprises should take all of the permission, clearance and approval associated to land earlier than beginning any trade.

This was determined in an important assembly chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on July 7 to debate the provisions of the draft ordinance associated to make use of of land. Ramesh Chandra Borpatra Gohain, Advocate Common attended the assembly, official sources added.

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