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Villager deprived of compensation by BRO

 From our correspondent 

Itanagar, Nov 13: A villager, who hails from Sigar Village under Mebo sub-division in East Siang district, has alleged that the Chief Engineer of Project Brahmak of Border Roads Organization (BRO) has neglected the payment of compensation against his arable land, which was damaged by the Siku river due to diversion of the river course by the organization.
He has appealed the State government and the BRO authorities to initiate measures for paying the compensation.
Armed with relevant documents, Apum has been running from pillar to post to get compensation of his agricultural land destroyed by the river after its course was diverted by the BRO at Siku Bridge point during 2015.
“The river after its course was diverted by the Project Brahmak at Siku Bridge point along the NH-13 between Mebo and Ayeng had damaged my agricultural land,” claimed Apum.
Apum had approached the district administration and accordingly a damage assessment report was prepared jointly by the Additional deputy commissioner, extra assistant commissioner, circle officer and heads of various departments and submitted to the chief engineer of the Project Brahmank. The officials in the report mentioned that the damage to the agriculture land was made by the river after its course was diverted.
Also several correspondences from the DC office Pasighat were also made, Apum stated. “Despite all the formalities observed and properly assessed and verified by the State government officials, the BRO is now trying to play down the cause of the damage giving other factors,” added Apum.