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Land acquisition to be fast tracked for development activity: Pema Khandu

Pema Khandu

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Itanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Monday said the State Government is going to seriously review the land acquisition process in the State to fast track development activity.

Speaking at a public meeting here, organised by Dambuk MLA Gum Tayeng, Khandu stated that a holistic approach towards land acquisition would be made in a review meeting to be called soon with the land management department.

He said there is no definite procedure followed for land acquisition in the state. Many a time, the deputy commissioner carries out the process without the state government in the loop. This results in land compensation rates varying at tremendous rates between different districts.

“To eliminate such discrepancies that often result in litigation, conflicts and opposition, once for all a solution will be worked out to expedite development works, particularly of the road development,” the chief minister added.

He said the state needs to fast track work on highways and roads as its slow progress is hampering the economic development and growth of the state.

Khandu added that the eastern districts fare better than western districts in the progress of road development as these districts prioritize development over seeking land compensation.

The Chief Minister also called for bringing out good policies and programmes to benefit the citizens befittingly. He said the unemployment woes of the youths have to be eliminated by encouraging investments and industrialisation to create jobs and opportunities.

Khandu said the state has recently launched the new industrial policy to give boost to industrial growth in the state. He, however, said any development initiative in the state will be always taken keeping in mind the sensitivity to preserve the state’s vast ecological resources.

Home Minister Bamang Felix, Education Minister Taba Tedir, PHED Minister Wangki Lowang, Health Minister Alo Libang, Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo MLAs Phurpa Tsering, Zingnu Namchoom, Ojing Tasing, Mopi Mihu, Mutchu Mithi, Kaling Moyong, Dasanglu Pul and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion, an official communique informed here.

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