Grama sabha fails to assuage Vemulaghat villagers
‘No copy of minutes was given and many of the objections raised were not addressed’
Vemulaghat village is in the news for the past one-and-half year or so with demands for implementation of Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act – 2013 (LA Act -2013). Withstanding pressures from different sections, the villagers even approached the court demanding implementation of the LA Act which forced the government to conduct grama sabhas in the village. After the grama sabhas, the villagers are alleging that they were not supplied with copy of the minutes of the meeting.
“A grama sabha was held in our village on October 21, 2017. But the minutes’ copy was not given to us despite repeated appeals. Why was a copy not supplied and our doubts not cleared?” asked the villagers of Vemulaghat in a letter addressed to the authorities.
Courtesy: The Hindu