Gudatipally villagers fear displacement again

The government has proposed to increase the capacity of Gouravelli reservoir and is demanding some more land, which many farmers are reluctant to part with.

“We gave up 11 acres of our land for Gouravelli project in 2009 and were paid Rs. 2.10 lakh per acre, but not offered any rehabilitation and resettlement package. Some of the oustees have not been paid compensation so far for land and houses.

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Courtesy: The Hindu

New transferable development rights rules hit landowners hard

BENGALURU: G Nagaraj, a landowner in Kothanur, surrendered 70,000 sqft of his land for a road-widening project connecting Hennur and Kempegowda International Airport in 2015. Though it was farmland, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike agreed to give him 1.5 times of floor area as compensation under the old transferable development rights (TDR). That was in December 2016.

Three months later, the state government framed new rules for TDR. Nagaraj’s life turned upside down. His attempts .. Read more

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Free health check-ups for mining workers by forest devp corp

NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand forest development corporation will organize regular medical camps at localities near Faila and other rivers in Kumaon division where mining workers stay during the season.

Over 10,000 workers, mostly migrant labourers from UP and Bihar, will get medical check ups and will be provided free medicines.

MPS Rawat, regional manager of the forest development corporation, said, “Camps will be organized at 11 gates of Gaula river on the weekend. We will encourage workers to get free check ups.”

The department provides the workers with safety kits which include gloves, masks, boots, ropes, a torch and various equipment to prevent injuries and diseases while mining river beds. The forest department also insures workers against accidents or physical injuries for up to Rs 1 lakh.

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Courtesy: The Times of India

Free health check-ups for mining workers by forest devp corp

NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand forest development corporation will organize regular medical camps at localities near Faila and other rivers in Kumaon division where mining workers stay during the season.

Over 10,000 workers, mostly migrant labourers from UP and Bihar, will get medical check ups and will be provided free medicines.

MPS Rawat, regional manager of the forest development corporation, said, “Camps will be organized at 11 gates of Gaula river on the weekend. We will encourage workers to get free check ups.”

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Courtesy: The Times of India

Free health check-ups for mining workers by forest devp corp

NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand forest development corporation will organize regular medical camps at localities near Faila and other rivers in Kumaon division where mining workers stay during the season.

Over 10,000 workers, mostly migrant labourers from UP and Bihar, will get medical check ups and will be provided free medicines.

MPS Rawat, regional manager of the forest development corporation, said, “Camps will be organized at 11 gates of Gaula river on the weekend. We will encourage workers to get free check ups.”

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Courtesy: The Times of India

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