Sunday, November 11, 2012
WR Director slammed for misleading B’ngir people
Bhubaneswar WR Director slammed for misleading B’ngir people
Sunday, 11 November 2012 23:51
PNS | BALANGIR
The statement of Director of Rehabilitation and Resettlement in the Water Resources Department Suresh Kumar Pant during his visit to Padampur, on Thursday that people in the Lower Suktel Project area are agitating even after getting compensation is misleading and unfortunate, said Samajwadi Party (SP) district president Arun Mishra in a Press release.
“Till today the Government has not given adequate compensation to the displaced people, nor has it ensured their proper rehabilitation. Only a few have received partial compensation. In 12 years, the Government has kept the project hanging, while the project cost has touched Rs 1,041 crore from Rs 217 crore. Although Rs 380 crore has been spent, financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 100 crore have been detected by an audit,” Mishra informed. Even though people are ready to leave their home, they have not been given adequate compensation. The Government should do something positive by providing adequate compensation and proper rehabilitation in lieu of their land, Mishra suggested.