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Panel for speedy rehabilitation of displaced Dal dwellers

Friday, 16 November 2012 - 2:39pm IST | Place: Jammu | Agency: PTI

Locals were displaced following implementation of the Dal lake Development project.

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Panel has asked the government to speed up the rehabilitation process of the Dal dwellers, who were displaced following implementation of the Dal lake Development project.

These directions were passed by the Committee on Estimates (EC) of Legislative Assembly, which met under the chairmanship of MLA Choudhary Mohmmad Ramzan here.

"The Committee sought detailed information from Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) Department about the action taken report on the directions issued by the Committee from time to time for the development of the Dal Lake and the rehabilitation of Dal Dwellers at the identified site of Rakhi Arth, for its examination," an official spokesman said.

It also sought detailed report on the appointments made by department in various local bodies along with the criteria adopted by the department for such appointments.

The panel asked the H&UD authorities to furnish the information on the already issued questionnaire within one week's time for the perusal of the members of the Committee.

The committee members also gave their valuable suggestions for the improvement of world famous Dal Lake. The panel directed Lakes and Waterways development Authority (LAWDA) to speed up the rehabilitation process and suggested for deployment of a special revenue team to complete the land related formalities.

Meanwhile, Dar told a gathering that while work on 450 MW BHEP (Baghliar Hydro Electric Project)-II is in progress, the 9 MW Dah have been allotted and decks have already been cleared for allotment of 37.5 MW Parnai.

He further informed that 05 projects have been awarded to various IPPs under the Hydel Policy 2011.

Dar further said development of hydro potential in the State is expected to usher in huge economic benefits in the form of infrastructure development, industrialisation and employment generation, Dar said.

With increased efficiency in hydropower generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, J&K aims not only to provide energy at affordable cost for environment friendly industrial development but also turn a net energy exporter, he said.

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