West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee granted land rights to 25,000 refugee families and said a total of 1.25 lakh families would be given land rights.

Mamata Banerjee also allotted ₹ 10 crore and ₹ 5 crore grant for the Matua Development Board and Namashudra Development Board respectively.

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The chief minister said, “We are giving 25,000 land right documents to the refugees. A total of 1.25 lakh refugee families would be given land rights in the days to come," she said at a programme at the secretariat.

"This land right document will act as proof that the recipients are a citizen of this country. No one can take away your citizenship,” she added.

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The Chief Minister interacted with representatives of different communities, folk and traditional artists where she formally started handing over the documents to the refugees, many of them representing backward communities.