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Approval for Proposal of 300 Acres of Land for Jamrani Dam displaced Families

  • 20 May 2023
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Why in News?

In a meeting of the Uttarakhand Cabinet on 18th May, 2023, the Cabinet approved the proposal for 300 acres of land for the families displaced under the Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project in Rani Bagh area of Haldwani in the state.

Key Points

  • This land is in Parag Farm area of Udham Singh Nagar, where the displaced families will be settled. This land registered in the Revenue Department will now be transferred to the Irrigation Department.
  • It is worth mentioning that about 1323 families of six villages are to be rehabilitated under Jamrani Dam Project. For this, the state government has already approved the rehabilitation proposal. Under this, one acre of land will be given to each displaced family of category-one.
  • Till now almost all the formalities regarding the construction of the dam have been completed. Financial approval has also been done. The work of dam construction will be started as soon as the budget is released. After this, drinking water will be supplied to the people of nearby areas including Haldwani in the coming times.
  • The Jamrani Dam project has been included in the 'Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana' by the Public Investment Board (PIB). This project will not only provide irrigation water to 1.5 lakh hectares of agricultural area, but will also provide drinking water supply to Haldwani city and generate 63 million units of electricity.
  • It can be noted that these days objections were sought for rehabilitation and resettlement under the Jamrani Dam project, which was published in the month of April.
  • The objections are being disposed of at the level of ADM Administration Nainital. A final publication will be made to hear all the objections. After this, the process of compensation and land distribution will be initiated.
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