Odisha: R&R package approved for SCB Hosp expansion project oustees

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved the rehabilitation and resettlement package for people, who will be displaced due to the renovation project of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

As per the decision, the government will directly acquire the land owned by the individuals in an approved process for the project by paying them compensation under Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act – 2013. The authorities will provide Rs 1 lakh financial assistance to each family for expenses towards transport and other emergency services.

The residents dwelling in the houses constructed in unauthorised manner have also been included under the package.

“Each affected family will be provided Rs 50,000 and will be allowed to construct their own houses on their expenses for a temporary period at the land belonging to the Cuttack Municipality Corporation (CMC) and district administration,” said a release from Chief Minister’s Office.

The families will have to vacate the houses after being rehabilitated under housing project carried out by Odisha Government.

The displaced families sheltered at temporary houses will be provided foods for the maximum period of eight days. The CMC will make all arrangements for transport of articles of people for their relocation.

Besides, the government announced to provide financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to vendors and fish sellers registered under CMC for their relocation apart from making system to refund their security deposits.

As per the order, the authorities will also allot places to the street vendors in CMC vending zone on priority basis.

The government will compensate the people, who have built shops at their own land, under the Land Acquisition Act. The civic body authorities will bear transport expenses of the affected shopkeepers by paying them Rs 1 lakh in two phases.

For unauthorised shops, the government will pay Rs 30,000 to the affected vendors and the street vendors will receive Rs 20,000 each for relocation.

The government announced Rs 1 lakh for relocation of religious establishments and clubs and Rs 20,000 each for cow shelters.

However, decision will be taken by a panel formed by the RDC as per the market price for providing rented accommodation facility for any establishment.

The government employees, who will vacate the quarters, will receive monetary assistance for house rent for a period of one year till they are allotted new accommodation in the city. As per the order, the Group D employees will be provided Rs 5,000 towards house rent, Rs 7,500 will be paid to Class III employees, Rs 10,000 for Class II employees and Rs 12,500 for Class I employees.

The government will provide the funds to the district collector to execute the rehabilitation and resettlement policy for the SCB renovation project.

Worth mentioning, the package was approved in view of transforming the SCB, Odisha’s premier medical institution, into a World Class hospital in the state.

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