7th Apr 2021 11:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Jollang Panchayat’s Land Affected Forum (JPLAF) while welcoming the proposed state road construction of 14 km from Pappu-Nallah via Jollang to Ganga Market has also sought the state government to compensate the affected people of the area.
Failing to compensate the affected people, the JPLAF has called for a series of democratic movements in the state capital and said it is resolved to fight legally.
Addressing a press conference at the Arunachal Press Club on Wednesday, JPLAF Chairman Tarh Miri said that the people of six villages under Jollang Panchayat were never informed by the concerned department on the expansion of village road to 24metres from the Right-of-Way (ROW).
He said that the notification issued by the Department of Urban Development (DUD) in the month of March 2006 was never made public. Even the notification was not provided to the public leaders of the village, he added.
The directorate of town planning in a notification issued in pursuance to the notification issued by the DUD on March 13, 2006 had notified that the minimum width  of road from ROW of road connecting Pappu-Nallah via Jollang to Ganga Market be of 24metre.
“We are just claiming compensation for the houses, walls, shops etc which will be demolished by the district administration. Everyone has invested their hard earned money to build it all. Therefore, we request the administration not to dismantle the structures further,” he said.
The forum has requested the concerned state highway department to stop demolishing the structures till the road construction starts. Let the owner demolish the structure on their own and thus the department provide the labour charge for the demolition, the forum further added.
Miri also said that he was issued a show cause notice regarding the same matter by the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Talo Potom earlier. Wherein, the ADM has made it clear that no compensation will be provided to the people.
“The ADM has denied any compensation to the affected people and rather suggested taking up the matter legally,” he said adding that he was summoned on the ground of encroachment of ROW of public road.
The six villages under Jollang Panchayat were notified as a village on February 20, 1978 under Assam Forest Regulation Act 1891. The forum has also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on April 5, demanding the same.

Kenter Joya Riba

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