Rehabilitation is not completed
Case adjourns for a week as Additional Solicitor General B. Dutta
was not able to argue because of his health.
Project Name: Tehri Dam Project (1000+1000+400 MW)
Rivers: Bhagirathi -Bhilangna
Agency: Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC)
Environmental Clearance granted on 19-7-1990
The Tehri Dam case of N. D. Jayal & another vs. Union of India & Others has been adjourning for a week as Additional Solicitor General B. Dutta was not able to argue because of his health.
Meanwhile an affidavit filed by the State of Uttarakhand. It is clearly mention in the affidavit that rehabilitation till 840Meter has not been achieved. They--
received complains that some of the families have been left out in the previous survey and in order to ensure that all such eligible persons also get rehabilitation benefits, a fresh survey is being undertaken by the Survey of India ……work likely to be completed and the report will submitted by 15th May, 2007………Hon’ble Court may be pleased to consider and grant further time to enable the authorities to complete and finalize all the R & R works.
And the situation of the people:-
That more then thousand villagers have not been given house plots;
Hundreds of villagers have not been given house construction assistance;
Village shopkeepers have not been given shop plots and other compensation to unable them for settle down somewhere;
Thousand of villagers did not get compensation for their left over assets;
More then hundred residents of Old Tehri force to live in Tin Shades as temporary shelters, which can be any time taken back by the administration.
Rural Rehabilitation & Resettlement sites are left without being given basic civic amenities.
And many villages above the reservoir are facing serious land slides. Which cause another big displacement.
Under this situation an independent committee required to consolidates these fact and bring to the notice of the newly form Uttarakhand Govt. and outside world.
Development for all. Not only for few.