Omar reviews progress on Dal , directs shrinking of rehabilitation project from 5 to 3 years

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Friday directed for shrinking the time frame of the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Project for Dal dwellers from five years to three years asking Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to fast track the activities of paying compensation to the affected families and providing them plots at the identified sites.

Chairing a high level meeting to review the pace of progress on rehabilitation project for Dal dwellers, the Chief Minister said that at least 500 structures should be targeted to be paid compensation each year during the next three years alongwith providing plots to the affected families to complete the project by 2015-16.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Urban Development, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo, Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas, Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Jeet Lal, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Shalinder Kumar, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Vice Chairman LAWDA, Irfan Yasin and various other senior officers.

The Chief Minister asked the LAWDA to speed up the land filling and development of plots at Rakh-e-Arth where plots are being developed for rehabilitation of Dal dwellers. He also directed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to accelerate the pace on the process of finalizing compensation and allotment of plots to the affected families. He said necessary revenue staff should be placed on the job with clear directions to fast track the completion of revenue matters so that shifting of families from the Dal takes place smoothly.

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