He expressed regret that the previous governments had ignored their basic right over land.
The Assam government in November announced the programme to provide pattas (deeds) to landless families and Sonowal had said that it is a matter of pain that large number of people living in the state for decades do not have ownership over their land.
"The government has already initiated steps to provide pattas to all local landless families. Around 11,500 pattas have been distributed across the state.
"This effort will continue and all genuine landless families will be provided pattas. It will ensure a life of dignity for all genuine landless families," he said at a review meeting here.
Sonowal directed the circle officers of Dibrugarh district to identify eligible families and spot land in their respective circles for providing pattas. He also asked the circle officers to verify applications that have already been submitted by the landless families.
On encroachment on government land, the chief minister directed the circle officers to take firm steps and carry out awareness drive to sensitise people against the practice.
Sonowal also reviewed the construction of the sports university at Chabua and sports complex at Khanikar.
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