Jharkhand govt sets up three committees to look into long-pending displacement issues; aims for ‘speedy’ resolution

Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Friday informed the state Assembly that committees set up at three levels are looking into the long pending issues of people displaced following the establishments of public sector units in the state over the decades.

File photo of Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das. Mukesh Kumar Bhatt

File photo of Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das.
Mukesh Kumar Bhatt

"We have committees at three levels, separately headed by deputy commissioners at the district level, divisional commissioner at divisional level and development commissioner at the state level. These committees are working for speedy initiation and solutions of issues related to the displaced people," Revenue and Land Reforms Minister Amar Kumar Bauri said.

Stating that members of the House had raised the issue earlier too and that these pending issues have been there for the last 40 to 50 years, Bauri said the government has taken it seriously and efforts were on to speed up the matters.

The minister also said that Jharkhand had contributed in the development process, but borne the brunt of displacement.

The minister’s reply came following ruling BJP MLA Biranchi Narayan demanding visthapan ayog (commission for the displaced) through a Call Attention motion.

Narayan said that three generations of the displaced families have been suffering following their displacement as they have not yet received compensation or job in lieu of the land they had given for establishment of DVC, BCCL, TVNL, CCL and for other irrigation projects over the decades in the state.

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Updated Date: Jan 18, 2019 16:05:57 IST

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