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Farmers whose land was acquired for Jammu Ring Road in distress over compensation: Report

Last Updated on June 14, 2021 at 3:11 pm

After the abrogation of article 370, several promises were made at the time of passing J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019. However farmers claim that they have not benefited so far.
As per reports, during the ring road project in Jammu, farmers whose land was acquired were not given compensation as per central laws despite the fact that after the abrogation of Article 370, central laws were automatically extended to the Union Territory of J&K. 

As per ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013” farmers  should have got proper compensation.

Land was taken by the government as per the J&K Land Acquisition Act which was revoked with the abrogation of Article 370. But farmers should have got compensation under new law which is applicable but little interest is being shown by the government to provide them aid.  

Farmers of J&K are demanding compensation as per central laws but concerned authorities are not ready to provide any help to the affected families. 

The Jammu Ring Road is a national project under Bharat Mala Pariyojna (scheme) of the Government of India. The Ring Road’s proposed width is 60 meters in plain and 45 meters in hilly areas and will pass through Samba, R S Pura, Bishnah, and Jammu Tehsils of the Jammu division.