GALFH threatens agitation in Arunachal
ITANAGAR: Demanding sufficient compensation for the construction of Green Airfield, the Greenfield Airport Land Affected Peoples’ Forum of Hollongi (GALFH) Chairman Likha Taji threatened to call democratic movement if the state government fails to do so.
“If our demand is not fulfilled then we will launch democratic movement when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Itanagar,” Taji said.
He said that the land compensation should be disbursed as per the right to fair compensation and transparency in land acquisition Act 2013.
Expressing resentment over the report submitted by the Land Management Minsiter Nabam Rebia’s committee, GALFH said, the land compensation should be given to the land affected people of airport as per given to the land donors of 12th NDRF headquarter (Hollongi) under Home Ministry and Power Grid Corporation of India limited at the rate of Rs. 1014 square per meter.
He also added that though the land donors are not against the construction of Green Airfield but the land is only the sole source of survival for us, so the compensation should be made adequate.
According to the Rebia Committee, it states that the people living in the area are occupiers of government land, to which the committee refuted.
The Gao Burah Nabam Taring who was appointed as the members of the committee way back in the year 1991 said that committee deliberately did not recognize private individual and owner of land.
“So if the land is not recognized or provided land compensation to the genuine owners we will oppose any attempt by the state government and the land department to acquire the land for green airport,” the committee added.
The committee further stated that besides being the real stakeholders and land owner, they are not being taken into confidence.
“No meetings was organised and public concern was not taken by the land department,” Taring said.
The GALFH further demanded that government must follow the Land Acquisition Act 2013 and hold private negotiations with the farmers or affected people.
“Our demand is that Government should pay compensation as per Central Acquisition Act to us and along with provide jobs to the people who were associated with these lands,” Taring added.