To deal with the law and order problem in the run-up to the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Assam government has sought the help of the Northeast Space Application Centre (NESAC) for proper satellite mapping of the char lands (seasonal islands) under the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
There are around 2,251 villages in the char areas of the State. At present, the policing in the char areas is not strong and hence the government has sought the help of the NESAC for satellite mapping of the chars so that steps can be taken for better policing in such areas.
The State government has also sought 150 companies of additional forces from the Centre. It may be mentioned that the Centre has already deployed 85 companies of forces to check the law and order situation in relation to the NRC updating process.
Assam Police sources stated that few lower Assam districts and the central Assam districts of Morigaon and Nagaon are considered to be vulnerable and efforts are on to launch awareness drives across the State.
The DCs and SPs, have been asked to keep a tab on the potential trouble-rumour mongers. The DCs and SPs have taken the help of the gaonburhas, Panchayat members and VDPs in this regard.