DC Phek on Kohima-Jessami 2-lane compensation

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/20/2020 12:22:56 PM IST

In line with the government policy, the deputy commissioner of Phek, Sachin Jaiswal has informed all concerned village councils and landowners affected by the ongoing Kohima-Jessami 2-lane road widening project, that assessment/survey for damage compensation for those properties that may be affected by the said road widening project has already started and will be completed soon.

In an official circular, the DC stated that, as per the policy of the state government to expedite road development and communication in intra-state connectivity projects, land free of cost has to be made available to NHIDCL for all 2-lane development projects on existing alignment in the state. DC informed that no land compensation is being paid and only property damage compensation is being paid as per the departmental rates. Accordingly the projects are being executed in the districts of Kohima, Peren, Mokokchung, Mon, Longleng, Wokha and also in Phek district. 
The circular informed that this decision was also taken in the meeting chaired by chief secretary Nagaland on November 20, 2018 in which the affected village councils, GBs and other stakeholders were also present. In this regard, the concerned village councils representing the inhabitants of the village have submitted no objections certificate to the affect that no land compensation shall be claimed by the land owners for the project. However assets and properties attached to the land such as plantations, fishery ponds, paddy fields, infrastructure such as buildings etc shall be compensated as per the departmental rates. The project is at a very advanced stage and all are informed about the existing policies for making land available for the above mentioned project and cooperation is sought from all the affected stakeholders. 

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