DMP affected people submit demands

ITANAGAR, Mar 13: A group of people who would be affected by the Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) in Lower Dibang Valley district on Thursday submitted a charter of demands to the state government, stating that “there should be no cancellation of award as on 7 September, 2018, vide DV/LM-173/17-18.”
In their charter of demands, a group of 23 DMP affected people said, “There is no provision to rescind the final award by the deputy commissioner and the award once made under Section 37 of the LARR Act, 2013, is final and cannot be negated.”
They said the fixation of different rates for trees, plants, assets, and horticulture and agriculture items should be as per the government notification vide LM-102/2015/736, dated 17 May, 2018, and the value of the trees as determined and estimated under Sections 28 (ii) and 29 (ii) of the LAAR Act or the government notification dated 28 September, 2012, vide LM-134/2011 (Pt), should be maintained.
“The value of multiplication factor should be determined as per first schedule of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, and as per government notification No LM-20/2005 (Pt), dated 5 July, 2016,” the group said.
Seeking to justify its demands, the group said that the state government “is now not evaluating the values of trees, plants, assets, horticulture and agriculture items for compensation as per its notification dated 17 May, 2018, which is completely illegal.”
The group said that “the project affected families are ready to withdraw the writ petition regarding compensation if the aforementioned demands are fulfilled.”