Land acquisition for Army cantonment

ITANAGAR, Dec 14: Urban Development Minister Nabam Rebia in a meeting with Army officers and state government officials on Thursday discussed matters related to acquiring land for establishing an Army cantonment.
During the hour-long discussion, Lieutenant General Amarjeet Singh Bedi from the Tezpur-based 4 Corps informed that the land near Rakap village in Sangdupota circle in Papum Pare district has been finalized for establishing the cantonment.
He requested the state government to provide an additional 700 acres of land required for the cantonment.
Issues relating to acquiring land for an ammunition depot at Gumto were also discussed during the meeting.
Rebia informed that the area finalized for the Army cantonment is directly connected to National Highway-415. He said additional land required for the cantonment would be made available, and informed that a joint team comprising officials from the Army and the state government will visit the proposed area for the purpose on 18 December.
On the issue of an ammunition depot at Gumto, Rebia said that the matter was raised with Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her recent visit to the state, and that she directed the Army officials to immediately resolve the land acquisition issue.
Rebia also said that he has directed the district administration to help the Army officials in the land acquisition process for the ammunition depot.
Land Secretary SK Jain and the Papum Pare deputy commissioner were also present at the meeting.