The government has acquired land of many poor farmers for much-publicized Ring Road project but have not yet provided them compensation for their property.
Various government departments don’t have any proper coordination among themselves and there is also a problem of rampant corruption, as a result these poor families whose livelihood depends on agriculture are facing problems in getting compensation.
Sources informed that Raghav Langer, newly appointed Divisional Commissioner Jammu organized a meeting on Ring Road Project progress and asked officers to finalize compensation for acquired land. He expressed his concern about pending compensation and directed concerned officers to disburse funds. He demanded that compensation must be provided to owners of acquired land within a limited time frame.
Many people are complaining that the government has acquired their fertile land for very low compensation and officials are delaying even in providing those funds. The proposed Ring Road project involves 57 kilometres of land. The government has taken land of more than 1400 farmers for completing this project.
This road project will start from Raya Morh at Vijaypur in Samba district and collide with Jammu Srinagar Highway at Nagrota Bye-pass. The 57-kilometre road will connect 44 villages of Samba and Jammu districts. The Ring Road will have a width of 60 meters in plain and 45 meters in hilly areas. It will pass through Samba, R S Pura, Bishnah and Jammu tehsils of the Jammu division.