CM distributes compensation cheques during AR campaign

DUMPORIJO, Jan 24: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday distributed compensation cheques worth Rs 53 crore to 47 families for the land acquired by the Indian Army at Bora Ropuk village in Upper Subansiri district.
The CM distributed the cheques after launching the third leg of the ‘Arunachal Rising’ (AR) campaign here, in the company of MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju, MLAs Paknga Bage and Punji Mara, and others.
Pema thanked Rijiju for expediting the release of the land compensation within a short time, and said “across the country, no land compensation is being paid by the Indian Army, except in Arunachal as special case.”
Responding to a memorandum seeking recruitment of porters in the army and other jobs for the locals, the CM gave assurance that he would discuss the issues with the army authorities.
He urged the people to maintain harmonious relations with army and paramilitary forces, citing the example of Tawang, where the people have benefitted enormously from maintaining such relations.
The chief minister enumerated the achievements of the state in the last two years, and spoke about the objectives of the AR campaign and the benefits of the Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps being conducted across the state. (CMO)