ITANAGAR, Sep 26: The Union Defence Ministry has approved and sanctioned the long overdue land compensation for private land acquired by the army for defence purposes in the state.
According to a notification issued by the Defence Ministry on September 19, sanction has been accorded for Rs 48,63,55,191 as being the land compensation amount for 177.03 acres of community land at Tenga Garrison in West Kameng district, which was acquired by the Indian Army for Key Location Plan of formation/unit.
Similar sanction of land compensation was accorded for Rs 67,05,67,616.97 for establishing HQ 22 Infantry Brigade less one infantry battalion in an acquired private land of 341.882 acres at Bora Rupak Village under Upper Subansiri district.
The Defence Ministry also accorded sanction to the tune of Rs 42,42,30,400 for housing Key Location Plan Units of Tawang Garrison for an acquired land of 200.056 acres of private land at Bomja village under Mukto circle of Tawang district.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that this move of the Centre will further the cordial relations with the army and civilians and strengthen the bond and trust enjoyed by each other. He further hoped that the Defence Ministry would clear all other pending issues in a time bound manner.
The Chief Minister during his visit to the National Capital earlier this month had called on Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and apprised her about the long pending land cases and the need for its early disposal.
The defence minister had very promptly responded to Pema’s request and had assured that she would visit the state towards the end of October and sort out all the pending issues pertaining to land acquisition, compensation etc.