Odisha

Land Acquisition A Smooth Affair For MCL In This Odisha Village

By
OB Bureau

Angul: In order to facilitate the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) to carry out its mining operations, people of a village in the district have handed over their homestead land to the company without any hindrances.

Stating that the villagers’ gesture was a first of its kind experience for the MCL, the company said it has been possible due to mutual trust among the stakeholders – local population, district administration and the mining company.

“It is unparallel and a satisfying moment to experience the level of mutual trust among all the stakeholders,” said MCL Chairman-cum-Managing Director, PK Sinha in a release.

The people of Bhalugadia village near Talcher handed over 17 hectare of homestead land which would enable MCL to excavate 21 million tonne of coal. The village having 288 families was acquired under Coal Bearing Act by the MCL, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) for coal mining.

Earlier, the Hingula area management of MCL had carried out a campaign to seek the villagers’ cooperation and build mutual trust with support from local administration and the state government.

As per rehabilitation and resettlement policy of the government, a member of each family who would lose land for the project would get a permanent job in the MCL. Besides, the family will get adequate monetary compensation and 10 decimal of land or equivalent cost for rehabilitation.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Islamic State Module Busted, Active Member Arrested In Capital Ahead Of I-Day

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted an Islamic State (IS) module in…

August 8, 2022

DA Case: Vigilance Raid On Cuttack Addl Commissioner CT & GST

Cuttack: Odisha Vigilance on Monday conducted raids on six properties of additional Commissioner of Commercial…

August 8, 2022

Amit Shah Begins Odisha Visit With ‘Jalabhishek’ At Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who arrived in Odisha on a two-day visit late…

August 8, 2022

GPS-Based Toll Collection Likely Soon, Pay For The Distance Travelled

New Delhi: FASTag was quite a revolution in India when it started. Now, it might…

August 8, 2022

Odia Daily ‘The Prajatantra’ Turns 75: The Journey From ‘Salt Satyagraha’ To ‘Gaon Majlis’

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will soon be heading towards Indoor Stadium in Cuttack…

August 8, 2022

Mobile Internet Suspended For 5 Days In This State; Check Details

Imphal: The Manipur government has suspended mobile data services suspended in the entire state for…

August 7, 2022