FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, May 25: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has decided to firmly stick to the Cabinet decision of maintaining uniform compensation Rate of Rs. 11 per sqm throughout the state and said that there would be no more review in the land compensation rate fixed by the government. He said this in a meeting yesterday with the executive members of All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) who were seeking for revision of the land compensation rate fixed by the government recently, an official communiqué informed here today.
Pul while clearing doubts regarding the new land compensation rates said that the previous compensation rate was reviewed by the Cabinet after receiving complaints from various quarters that the rate was not uniform and manipulative in ture. He also informed that Centre is of the view that the state government cannot implement developmental project or construct roads in the state by buying land at high compensation rates due to which the implementation of various important projects like 4-lane highway from Itagar to Banderdewa was also in stake for the last several years. “The Centre has agreed for construction of the 4-lane Itagar to Banderdewa road only after the fixation of uniform rate @ Rs 11 per sqm,” he said.“ We must be ready to part with small portion of our land if we want development in real sense in our area,” Pul said in the meeting.
He appealed the people of the state, student and community organizations, highway committees and all other stakeholders to cooperate with the government in its pro-development programs and policies. “Our Government will work towards development of the state and for development works to take place, peace and tranquillity is a must,” Pul observed. Assuring to start the re-assessment process of land compensation soon along the Trans-Aruchal Highways, the chief minister informed that it is only a re-verification of the earlier one and the process will not take long time to complete as perceived. He appealed the student community to cooperate in the re-assessment process and also to educate the villagers in the remote areas. He also exhorted the student leaders to take decision wisely for the betterment of all, the communiqué added.