Court directs Telangana government to complete disbursal of compensation in 30 days

Despite making several representations to the special deputy collector, the petitioners were so far paid only Rs.1.8 lakh each.

Published: 17th August 2017 08:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2017 09:02 AM   |  A+A-

Hyderabad High Court

Hyderabad High Court. (File photo)

By Express News Service

KHAMMAM: The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday directed the authorities of Telangana government to complete the process in 30 days with regard to petitioners’ grievances and disbursal of compensation for the families of Kodumunja and Neelojipalle villages who are affected by the Mid Manair project in Rajanna Sircilla district. Justice A Ramalingeswara Rao was passing this direction in petitions filed by the affected villagers from above villages challenging the drastically reducing the structure value of their houses in contravention of the Three Men Committee recommendations for compensation to the affected villagers due to submergence of their villages under the project.

Petitioners’ counsel B Rachna Reddy told the court that the petitioners were asked to vacate from their houses without paying compensation to them. Despite making several representations to the special deputy collector, the petitioners were so far paid only Rs.1.8 lakh each. In fact, the structural value of their houses was not taken into consideration by the authorities concerned, she noted.

After hearing the case, the judge directed the respondent authorities - land acquisition officer, deputy collector and Telangana principal secretary, concerned to complete the process of addressing petitioners grievances and compensation disbursal in 30 days, and adjourned the case.

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