Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that a comprehensive package has already been put in place for the rehabilitation of the Dal dwellers whose properties have been acquired by the government under Dal conservation programme.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a meeting convened to discuss the status of implementation of the rehabilitation measures undertaken for the Dal Dwellers.
Commissioner/Secretary Housing and Urban Development Hirdesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Khan, VC, LAWDA/SDA, Tahseen Mustafa, Joint Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Syed Abul Qasim, Collector LAWDA other senior officers and representatives of the Dal dwellers were also present in the meeting.
The Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers to speed-up the process of rehabilitating the Dal Dwellers and ensure that the bottlenecks if any are removed. He said Govt is committed to ensure proper rehabilitation of the people whose properties have been acquired as a part of the plan to retrieve the Dal lake in consonance with the environmental concerns.
Dr. Singh asked the officers to ensure that the process of developing Rakh-e-Arth colony meant for these Dal Dwellers is speeded up so that the allottees can construct their individual houses. He said that the colony should be replete all the facilities so that the people do not face any inconvenience there.
The Deputy Chief Minister while asking for the speedy disposal of the acquisition cases said that the plots and other related things should be provided to the people after proper verification of the individual cases. He said that the cases should be decided on the cluster basis so that every area is catered to holistically so that any other amenity which has been left out of the comprehensive rehabilitation programme can be catered to.
Dr. Singh also directed the officers to convey a high level Committee(HLC) meetings on regular basis so that the acquisition cases can be decided on a war footing basis and the dwellers be given the requisite compensation by means of providing them the housing plots at Rakh-e-Arth and other related things. He said that requisite identification documents should be thoroughly checked and the process should be completed in a transparent manner.
While responding to the demands of the representatives of the Dal Dwellers, the Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers to explore the means of providing employment opportunities to the people of the area under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM). He said that a comprehensive report should also be made in consultation with the officers of UDAK so that necessary employability is provided to these people at the new Rakh-e-Arth colony.