Odisha CM announces rehabilitation package for Ekamra Yojana displaced

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved the rehabilitation and assistance package for displaced of Ekamra Yojana, which has been launched for beautification of the surrounding of Shree Lingaraj Temple here. As many as 65 acres area around the Lingaraj temple and Bindusagar tank will be developed under the scheme. The Ekamra Yojana is targeted to be completed in six months.

The acquired land will be kept in the records of Shree Lingaraj and names of the persons who donated their land will be enshrined in plaque in the project area, a release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office mentioned.

Odisha government will buy the residential plots from patta holders. Compensation will be provided to them as per the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013.

A residential plot will be provided to landholders if they want so. In case the rehabilitated land cost is less than the acquired land, the landowner will be compensation accordingly.

Each displaced family will get Rs 1 lakh towards transportation and immediate arrangement cost. Monthly house rent assistance of Rs 15,000 for 12 months from the date of land acquisition will be provided to the displaced landowner.

Commercial establishment: Owner of shops will get one-time Rs 1 lakh assistance towards transportation and other arrangement costs
Owners of shops with 200m or less than built up area will get monthly Rs 15,000 rent assistance whereas shop owners with 200 metre and more than built up area shops will get Rs 20,000 rent assistance.

At half the price shops will be provided to the displaced shop owners. They can also opt for one-time Rs 20 lakh assistance.

Makeshift shop owners: One-time assistance of Rs 30,000 will be provided in two installments to makeshift shop owners. This apart, vending zones will be allocated to them as per the Street vending plan.

Assistance for government offices and establishments will be decided by a committee led by Bhubaneswar Municiapl Commissioner, the CMO statement added.

The BMC commissioner will decide on land allotment and preservation of the mutts after holding discussion with Khordha Collector and beneficiaries.

After the notification for land allotment if someone donates his/her land within 30 days, the land owner will be given 10% additional amount, the CMO release added.

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