Short of quorum put NOC on hold in Renuka Dam project

Oct 04, 2012 17:36 | Poltics

S.P Jerath:Nahan, Renuka Dam project  called the meeting of  various  panchayats of the area to get NOC from them so that the on project could be started but it was most unfortunate that out of 25 panchayats only  16 panchayats  were present with majority votes while nine panchayats showed  short of quorum to reject the proposal of providing compensation. The main Panchayats  include Dadahu, Khala Kiar, Redli, Baunal etc. which had more than 350 members and to pass resolution, at-least two/third majority was required but it was less than half so the resolution could not be passed and NOC was not issued to the project for the sale of land.

The Chairman of dislocated Association  Yogender Kapila and Convener  Partap Tomar announced to register protest against the management of the project would be held at Dadahu if compensation not paid to the dislocated farmers of area, not issuing of identity cards to the dislocated families and compensation at par with the residents of Kinnaur people. The said that Delhi Government released Rs. 200 crores to get water for the people of Delhi area in 2008 to compensate the effected  residents but out of which only Rs. 107 crore were spent and only Rs. 21 crore were spent to pay compensation to the effected families while on other expenditures Rs. 86 crore  were spent. They alleged that there had been ten such Panchayats under Sangrah Tehsil which remained neglected to provide compensation for their lands acquired by the project. They said that they would file suit underland acqisition Act 17,4 for not releasing the compensation after taking land of the last four years.

The Chairman Kapila  said that the management of the project, no land  had been identified for dislocated families of Renuka area so-far and the families would not leave their home land till the families not provided alternative for their permanent settlement at other place of
their choice. He said that the families not willing to face the same consequences  as faced by the Bhakhara dislocated families till now for the last more than 62 years for getting alternative arrangements to settle their families