Gosikhurd project: Maharashtra announces relief package

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on November 21, 2017 Published on May 23, 2013

The pending issue of the Gosikhurd dam project is likely to be resolved with the Maharashtra Government announcing a relief and rehabilitation package amounting to Rs 1,199 crore for the people affected by the project.

The decision for providing the package was taken at the State Cabinet on Wednesday. It is set to provide relief to 15,155 project affected families.

The dam is located in the Bhandara district near Nagpur and is under construction for the last 25 years. Construction work has been hamstrung due to non-availability of funds, delayed environmental clearances and the relief and rehabilitation issues of the affected people who had to sacrifice their land for the project.

A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office said that Rs 2 lakh per hectare would be given to 25,246 land owners and 3,363 landless labourers. Those who are eligible for getting State Government jobs would be given an additional Rs 2.90 lakh as compensation. They will also get additional funds for building houses and cattle sheds.

A State Government official said that with land owners and farmers getting compensation, the project is set to get additional land for construction.

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Published on May 23, 2013
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