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Package For Puri

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a special rehabilitation and resettlement package for the affected people of Puri, who are facing eviction drive.

The Special Package is based on the new Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, is above and over the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, an official statement of  Chief Minister's Office said.


This new Relief and Rehabilitation policy follows Mr.Patnaik announcing a Rs 500 crore package for development of Puri on 23 August.

The state government has launched the eviction drive in Puri in areas within 75 meters from the temple boundary after accepting the recommendation of the Justice BP Das Commission. The eviction drive is being carried to ensure safety and security of the 12th Century shrine.

The state has so far demolished many structures including shops, business establishments, government buildings and ancient mutts (monasteries) linked with the temple rituals.

Two heritage property like major mutts including the 900 year old Emar mutt and 300 year old Languli mutt have been demolished.

The Special Package has been announced for affected people losing dwelling houses, shops, lodges, small traders and mutts.

The state government has declared the areas within 75 meters from the temple boundary wall as "security zone" in Puri.

In case of acquisition of land used for dwelling house and other properties, compensation will be paid according to the Special Rehabilitation Policy in addition to the provisions of the 'Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, an official said.

The affected families will be given compensation for houses located in the acquired area. They will be provided with an immediate assistance of Rs 50,000 for transportation and allied expenses.

A monthly assistance of Rs 10,000 towards rent will be paid to displaced families till these families are provided with a dwelling house or land. However, this provision would not be applicable to families opting for onetime assistance.
 
The affected people losing their dwelling houses will have three options like taking one-time financial assistance of Rs 30 lakh, avail a house measuring 520 square feet in the rehabilitation and resettlement colony to be located within 1.5 kilometer from the temple or avail 1,000 square feet land within two kilometers from the temple.

Similarly, separate provisions have been made for the affected people losing shops, lodges and small traders in Puri.

Mr.Patnaik also included mutts in the package. "There are special provisions of resettlement, conservation and rehabilitation for the mutts facing eviction and demolition," an official said adding that the Puri Collector will hold discuss with the mutt authorities in this regard.

The affected people who volunteer to accept the government's package within a month of the notification, will get 10 per cent extra amount under the new R & R policy, the official said.

Earlier on 1 September, Puri District Collector Balwant Singh said the state government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for modernization of Raghunandan Library of Emar Mutt which was razed during a demolition drive.

"The money will be spent on modernization of the library. Palm leaf manuscripts and books, which were housed in the library, will be digitized," the Collector said.

Mr.Singh said out of 81 applicants, 26 shopkeepers have been rehabilitated at the Jagannath Ballav Craft Complex near the temple.
 


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