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Companies will have to provide civic amenities to bustis ousted from Industrial Township: DC

Jamshedpur: In the run-up to the formation of Industrial Township in Jamshedpur, Tinplate Company and Tata Motors have refused to include two bustis, Dus Number Busti in Sidhgora and Ward Number 7 in Birsanagar, situated in their respective areas in the proposed township. A proposal in this regard has been handed over to the district administration, sources said.

The proposals from the Tata companies were put forth during a meeting convened by the Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum Amit Kumar on Tuesday.

The meeting was called to seek proposals regarding inclusion of various areas in the Industrial Township from Tata Steel and its sister concerns.

It was held with the view to get details about the limits of the proposed township and to also find out whether the companies would provide civic amenities to the residents of these areas. The district administration had recently inspected various city localities with Tata Steel representatives to make an assessment of the limits and dimensions of the Industrial Township.

Sources said the company representatives said the water and power supply being given to the said bustis by the companies at present would be continued even after the inclusion of these bustis in the Municipal Corporation. The companies would however provide no additional facilities, company sources reportedly told the DC.

Administration sources said the companies were reluctant to give additional facilities to the bustis ousted from proposed township since the government will not provide any financial help for the development of the areas coming under the Industrial Township.

The meeting called by the DC was also attended by the ADC Sunil Kumar, DRDA director Uma Mahato, special officer of JNAC Deepak Sahay, Rituraj Sinha of Tata Steel’s land department, Ajay Sahay, AGM of TRF Arvind Kumar, Avtar Singh of IS&WP, Atul Kumar of Lafarge, J Choudhary of Tata Motors and Harjeet Singh of Tinplate Company.

The DC said the proposed Industrial Township will include besides plant, quarters allotted to employees and residential areas. The proposed Municipal Corporation area has been divided in three pockets—eastern, western and central zones. The eastern zone will include Birsanagar and Golmuri areas while the western zone will include Kadma, Sonari and Shastrinagar. The central zone will comprise of Sakchi. Sakchi Market will be included in the Municipal Corporation, he said.

Sources said the proposal given to the DC today by the company representatives is almost final. The amended proposal will be forwarded to the state government. Thereafter the proposal will be passed by the state Cabinet and notified. One month’s time will be given to the public to make claims or objections regarding the notified proposal. The final notification is expected to be published by March this year, sources said.

In today’s meeting, the DC made it clear to the corporate representatives that the companies will have to give civic amenities to the bustis even after the formation of the Industrial Township as per the lease conditions. The corporate representatives responded in the affirmative, sources said.

The DC also said that major development projects of the Central government could not be implemented due to delay in formation of Municipal Corporation.

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