FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, April 2: The ZPM of Pate Anchal Block of Upper Subansiri district Lampop Laa strongly opposed the recent cabinet decision regarding the issue of compensation against lands acquisitioned for construction of Tran-Aruchal Highway (NH- 229 (13) from Bopi to Sigin Bridge in particular and up to Tai in general in Upper Subansiri district.
According to the ZPM, the decision taken on March 20 by the State Cabinet for cross verification and re-assessment of land acquisitioned and assets lost in the process for construction of Tran-Aruchal Highway (NH- 229 (13) is unnecessary as the assessment of land/assets for compensation has already been done with proper formalities in December 2014 by assessment committee constituted by Deputy Commissioner Upper Subansiri district.
Subsequently, the total compensation bill amount of Rs 104 crore was submitted to Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) for further consideration, the MoRTH has released Rs 837288092, he claimed. The assessment was not forge and bogus. Of course, there may be some minor errors and irregularities which can be sorted out under the supervision of District Administration, he said.
Therefore, there should be no any hard decision of the state cabinet for cross-verification and re-assessment particularly in Daporijo, he said.
He also said that the land affected people of Upper Subansiri district appealed to the state government to enhance the land value from Rs 11 per sq.mtr to govt. approved rate but it was rejected and fixed the same rate of Rs 11 per sq mtrs, as per 2011 rate notified in State gazette. But still the affected people were ready to cooperate with the decision of government and sacrificed their movable and immovable properties in the larger interest people and for expediting the said project.
He appealed to the State government to reconsider the cabinet decision otherwise the affected people may be compelled to seek legal help.