Jaipur Development Authority struggles to rehabilitate house owners in nullah area
Sep 17, 2013
Source : The Times of India

 

JAIPUR: Even after drafting a special rehabilitation policy, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) continues to struggle to rehabilitate the affected house-owners of Amanishah Nullah. Other than facing protests against the policy, a recent problem faced by JDA was in Kumawato Ki Dhani, Sanganer area. Here the authorities planned to rehabilitate 41 affected house-owners. An official said, "The additional chief judicial magistrate issued a stay on the project as a local farmer has claimed that the land belongs to him."

JDA had earlier rehabilitated 81 affected house-owners in the same area and was planning to extend the scheme. "The JDA has issued allotment and regularization letter for the land. Now the allottees are in a fix as to where should they go."

Out of 312, so far the JDA has been able to rehabilitate around 207 house-owners. The remaining continue to protest as they are not happy with the policy. Many owners also claimed that they will continue to protest as the government's eviction has been a total loss for them as they had purchased houses from the housing societies .

Ravindra Jha, an affected house-owner, claimed that the owners who own big houses should be provided with at least 100 square metre plots. "The size of the plot decided is very less and not sufficient even for a medium family's accommodation," Jha said. The state has decided on 50 square metre plots for the above poverty line (APL) families.

The affected owners also claimed that the places mentioned in the rehabilitation policy are located in far-flung areas and as most of them have to travel everyday for work, staying far away would be inconvenient for them.

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