Raghubar raises road density issue of Jharkhand

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    New Delhi/Ranchi, July 15: Putting forth the stand of Jharkhand in the Governing council of Niti Aayog, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the new bill on Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement is essential in context of new the challenges.

    Attracting attention of all dignitaries, he said that the roadway density in Jharkhand is still below the national average even after more than six decades of Independence.

    Das said that common people and farmers living in villages have the fundamental right of unrestricted road and rail connectivity, electricity, water, health and education and termed those opposing the new Bill as obstructionists” to rural development.

    He said that this is possible only when the land acquisition process becomes simple. It should be noted that seventy percent of the total population of Jharkhand live in villages. Hence LARR regulation is in the favor of rural people.

    Laying stress on rehabilitation, he said that people, whose land has been acquired, must not be disposed till they are rehabilitated.

    CM informed the Aayog that rules have been made according to this bill and notification has been issued. He said that the State Govt. has agreed to give four times compensation as per the market value in rural areas and two times in urban areas.

    The CM said that people opposing LARR are against the rural development. He requested Prime Minister to decentralize, if required, the rights /managements to the state Govt. so that different governments can acquire land according their needs at speedup developmental work.

    The chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister for his endeavors and far sightedness to develop India keeping the common people in the centre of all developments.

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