Minister seeks early compensation to landowners

Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperatives, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, today called for early disposal of pending cases regarding compensation to the landowners of Commando Training Centre (CTC), Lethpora and District Police Line (DPL) Awantipora.

The Minister said this while chairing a meeting with officers of the Police Department to discuss the compensation issue.

Inspector General of Police Head Quarter Surinder Kumar, AIG Personal, Incharge Principal CTC, Deputy Superintendent of Police (HQ) Awantipora and other officers were present in the meeting.

The Police authorities briefed the Minister that the total land measuring 354.5 kanals worth Rs 12.12 crore has come under the Commando Training Centre Lethpora.  While as Rs 3.54 crore have been released, so far, as compensation amount for the landowners. The amount has been credited into the Account Head 8443-RD Civil Collector Land Acquisition Pulwama for disbursement of compensation to the land owners.

It was said that the Revenue Department after ascertaining the title and quantum of land will disburse the compensation to each landowner.      On the occasion, the Minister stressed on expediting the grant of remaining compensation amount and asked the concerned to pursue the case vigorously to ensure that the case is cleared off on priority. 

During the meeting, the Principal CTC apprised the Minister about the deteriorated condition of the approach road to CTC Lethpora. Mir Zahoor immediately directed the officials of Roads and Building Department to macadamize the road from Main road to Administrative Block on priority.

Detailed discussions were also held on compensation case of District Police Line Awantipora. The meeting was informed that 80 percent of the compensation was provided to the landowners who have provided their land for the establishment of District Police Line.

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