Talks to be held on land issue

PATHANAMTHITTA: Forest Minister Benoy Viswom has said the government will hold a constructive dialogue with various Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe organisations, including the Sadhu Jana Vimochana Samyukta Vedi that has been waging an agitation for land at the Kumbazha estate in Chengara for the past 15 months, in an effort to provide land for all eligible landless people in a time-bound manner.

He was talking to mediapersons at Konni on Thursday evening.

Mr. Viswom said Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan would preside over the meeting to be held in Thiruvananthapuram on November 23.

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