Shopkeepers whose structures acquired to be adequately compensated: Sagar

SRINAGAR: The Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that the Government has adequately rehabilitated shopkeepers whose shops are acquired during the road widening projects and in this connection the necessary orders have already been passed.

            The Minister was addressing various deputations including whose structures were acquired during the road widening projects undertaken by the Government. 

            District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Mr. Baseer Ahmad Khan and other senior officers were also present.

            The Minister directed the concerned officers to ensure that the persons whose structures/shops acquired by the Government should be adequately compensated as well as rehabilitated in consonance with the existing market rates. He said that immediate measures shall be undertaken to ensure that the shopkeepers do not face any inconvenience viz-a-viz earning their livelihood and they should be rehabilitated within their catchment areas.

            Mr. Sagar directed the Chief Engineer PDD to ensure that the adequate supply of electricity is also ensured especially during the winter months.

            The Minister also distributed financial assistance among the recent fire sufferers of Bulbul Lanker area and assured them that the Government would extend all possible help to them. 

            While taking review of the stock position of the food grains, Mr. Sagar directed the concerned to ensure that the adequate supply of the same be ensured especially in the far flung and remote areas of the Valley.

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