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Puri Jagannath Temple Beautification Drive: Odisha CM Announces Rehab Package


02 September 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced the much-awaited special rehabilitation and resettlement package for those affected in the ongoing demolition drive up to radial distance of 75 metres (security zone) from the 'Meghanad Pacheri' (perimeter wall of Shree Jagannath temple) in Puri.

For acquisition of land and property in the Shree Jagannath temple security zone in addition to 'Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acqusition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013', the State government today announced a 'Rehabilitation and Resettlement Scheme'.

Here's the details of the scheme as mentioned in a press note issued by the Chief Minister's Office(CMO):

Acquisition of Residential Units

A) (i) Compensation Amount shall be paid as per provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

(ii)Rehabilitation & Resettlement Assistance

(A) Immediate Assistance 

a) Relocation Allowance of Rs 50,000 per family for taking care of expenses related to transportation and immediate arrangements.

b)Rental Assistance of Rs 10,000 per month as rental assistance from the date of acquisition of property till handing over of a residential unit/resettlement plot to the displaced family. This will not be applicable to cases which have opted for one-time house building assistance under the Resettlement Scheme.

B) Resettlement Scheme

a)Option A: House Building Assistance – A family can opt for one- time assistance of Rs. 30 lakhs. b)Option B: R&R Housing – A family can opt for allotment of one residential unit having size of 520 Sq feet built up area in the proposed R&R colony within 1.5 km of Temple complex c)Option C: Resettlement Colony-A family can opt for allotment of resettlement plot having size 40*25 feet within 2kms of Temple Complex.

Acquisition of Shopping Units

i)Compensation Amount-Shall be paid as per provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 ii)Rehabilitation &

ii)Resettlement Assistance: a)Relocation Allowance of Rs 50,000 per unit shall be paid for taking care of expenses related to transportation and immediate arrangements to be made by the shop owners. b)Rental Assistance i)Option A: It shall be provided with Rs 5,000, Rs 10,000 & Rs 15,000 per month as rental assistance for shops having size less than 200 sq ft, between 200 square feet and 500 sq ft & more than 500sq ft built up area, respectively from the date of acquisition of property till handing over of a shopping units. ii)Option B: Collector, Puri will coordinate various agencies for identification and allotment of vacant shops available or being developed in various market complexes. This option will be available subject to the availability

Rehabilitation Assistance- Arrangements will be made for rehabilitation of every shop located within the security zone. 

Acquisition of Lodges

Compensation Amount:The compensation for acquisition of land and properties being used for lodging purpose shall be paid as per provisions of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

 Rehabilitation & Resettlement Assistance

Immediate Assistance :a)Relocation Allowance of Rs 10 lakhs and Rs 5 lakhs per lodge shall be paid respectively for lodges having plot area of more than 3000 sq ft and lodges having plot area of less than 3000 sq ft area. This is to take care of expenses related to transportation and other immediate arrangements to be made by the owners b) Income Support Assistance. Every lodge shall be provided with Rs 25 per sq ft built up area per month as income support assistance from the date of acquisition of property for a period of 18 months

B) Resettlement Assistance :a)Option A: One Time Assistance – A lodge owner can opt for one time assistance of Rs 2000 per square feet of built-up Option B: Resettlement Plots– A lodge owner can opt for allotment of one resettlement plot meant for development of lodging as decided by Collector, Puri within 300 meters on either side of Badadanda (Grand Road). Three standard sizes plots of (i) 50 feet * 30 feet; (ii) 50 feet * 40 feet and (iii) 50 feet *60 feet will be made available to the affected lodge owners having existing built up area of 1500 sq ft - 3000 sq ft, 3000 sq ft-4000 sq ft and more than 4000 sq ft; respectively. These plots would be provided to them on Benchmark valuation and on such terms and conditions as decided by the Collector, Puri. A lodge owner/ unit will also be provided with a construction assistance of Rs. 750 per square feet of the property acquired

Street Vendors

One time assistance of Rs 30,000 will be provided to every affected street vendor ii) Street Vending Plan-Collector, Puri will supervise and ensure preparation of street vending plan as per provisions of the relevant act and rules. As per the plan prepared and duly approved, affected street vendors will be allocated spaces for carrying out their vending activities

Mathas

The Collector of Puri, in consultation with stakeholders, will decide the rehabilitation and resettlement scheme for the Mathas including allotment of land, preservation and conservation activities etc.ii) The deities and gadi in affected mathas will be conserved iii) The Redevelopment plan of each of the Matha will indicate the usage of various components/parts/rooms and same shall be put to use; accordingly. The redevelopment plan will focus on heritage architecture, complementary filiation between Jagananth Temple and the concerned matha iv) Adequate parking should be provided for the use of Mathas in the redevelopment plan v) Shopping units if any, to be constructed as per the R & R scheme approved by the Collector, Puri ; shall be provided only at common market complexes

Other Provisions

As the acquisition of land and properties for this purpose are being done on basis of negotiation, it is hereby provided that Collector of Puri can finalize details of additions and/or changes that may be required from the above said provisions with approval of Revenue Divisional Commissioner, Central Division, Cuttack

ii)As the project is targeted to be completed before next Ratha Yatra, it is further provided that if the property which is required for acquisition for the project is handed over within 30 days of notification of this policy, then affected persons will also be entitled to additional ten percent incentive on cash benefits being provided under this policy vide point1(ii)(A)(b), 1(ii)(B)(a), 2(ii)A(b)(i), 3(ii)(A)(b), 3(ii)(B)(a) and 3(ii)(B)(b)

Balwant Singh, Collector, Puri