Source: News Bharati English25 May 2016 18:31:01

Itanagar, May 25: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has made it clear that he will firmly stick to the Cabinet Decision of maintaining Uniform Compensation Rate of Rs 11 per sq metre throughout the state. He said that there would be no more review in the land compensation rate fixed by the govt. Pul informed this in a meeting with the executive members of All Tagin Youth Organization (ATYO) who were seeking for revision of the land compensation rate fixed by the govt recently.Pul while clearing doubts regarding the new land compensation rate said that previous compensation rate was reviewed by the govt in a cabinet decision after receiving complaints from various quarters that the rate was not uniform and manipulative in nature. He also informed that Govt of India is of the view that they cannot implement developmental project or construct roads in the state by buying land at high compensation rates, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

Due to this implementation of various important projects like 4-lane highway from Itanagar to Banderdewa has not moved ahead. The Govt of India has agreed for construction of the 4-lane Itanagar to Banderdewa road only after the fixation of uniform rate @ Rs 11 per sqmetre, informed Chief Minister. He said, “We must be ready to part with small portion of our land, if we want development ”.

Chief Minister appealed the people of the state, student and community organizations, highway committees and all other stakeholders to cooperate with the govt in its pro-development programs and policies. He said, “Our govt will work towards development of the state and for development works to take place, peace and tranquility is a must”. Further he added that every individual and organization has right to raise voice in a democratic country but also opined that it should not be at the cost of peace and development.

Assuring to start the re-assessment process of land compensation soon along the Trans-Arunachal Highways, 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. Parliamentary Secretary, Paknga Bage and Secretary Planning & Tourism, Joram Beda also attended the meeting.