Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday approved the rehabilitation package under the Samaleswari Temple Area Management and Local Economic Initiative (SAMALEI).
Approving the package, the Chief Minister said, “Our generation will remember the sacrifices made by the local people for the betterment of Ma Samaleswari’s field.”
He also sought the cooperation of all for the success of the project
The SAMALEI is being implemented for the development of the famous Ma Samaleswari Temple in Sambalpur and surrounding areas.
Opinions were gathered from the public for the plan.
It also included design, transportation, riverfront improvements, and other attractive amenities.
The Chief Minister said that feedback was being sought from the people for all the work.
Notably, the entire Samlei scheme be prepared by May 15.
As per the scheme, land will be purchased and acquired directly from people living in private areas and compensation will be paid under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013.
The priests of the temple will have the opportunity to provide land in exchange for land. If the value of the land provided is less than the market value of the original land of the priest, the compensation will also be paid in the form of money difference.
In addition, the priests will be given a rehabilitation allowance of Rs 20 lakh or the value of their house, which will be higher.
Rs 1 lakh will be provided immediately for transport and other facilities and each family will be given a rent of Rs 10,000 for 12 months.
Proper resettlement packages will be provided to priests who do not have a home, in consultation with the district attorney.
For shop owners affected by the scheme, land will be purchased directly from all them owners and compensation provided under the Compensation Act-2013.
A grant of Rs 1 lakh will be provided in two equal installments to relocate the shop and one installment will be paid from the beginning of the eviction process and another will be paid after the acquisition of the property.
For unauthorized housings in slums on government land, the families with small or semi-detached houses will be paid Rs 50,000 or more at the same time.
In addition, 450 square feet of land will be provided for resettlement.
Families in slum dwellings with large concrete houses will be given the house value and 450 square feet of land.
The Sambalpur Metropolitan Corporation will provide transportation, food and other basic amenities for 7 days.
For unauthorized housing in private areas other than slums, compensation according to the market price of the house for each family, rehabilitation assistance of Rs 2,54,75 per family and one-time family allowance of Rs 50,000 to move elsewhere.
For unauthorized shops on government land, shops with partially permanent structures will be given Rs 30,000 as one time payment and Rs 50,000 for completely permanent houses as one time payment.
The street vendors in public places will be paid Rs 30,000 in two equal installments, a street vending plan will be prepared for them and the affected shopkeepers will be given space for shops.
Sambalpur District Collector will make temporary arrangements for government offices elsewhere and provide them with space for office building on government land.
A complete ‘Rehabilitation’ scheme will be prepared by the District Collector for beggars in the project area.
It will be implemented by the Sambalpur Municipality and include vocational training, financial assistance, health care, ration card arrangements, use of local resources, shelters and MBPY.
Religious institutions and clubs on government land will be compensated at the same time at a cost of Rs 1 lakh.
Chairman, Western Odisha Development Council Asit Tripathy, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Secretary 5-T VK Pandian and other senior officials were present on the occasion.