Puri:2/9/19: The Odisha Government announced a special relief and rehabilitation package for those affected in the ongoing eviction drive in Puri.
“In order to strengthen safety and security around Sri Jagannath Temple, the State Government of Odisha has accepted certain recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry consisting of Hon’ble Shri Justice Bimal Prasad Das, retired Judge of Odisha High Court. One of the most important recommendations accepted by the Government was to develop a 75-metre zone around Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri. This project will be called as “Development of Security Zone around Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri”. To acquire lands and properties falling within this zone, following Rehabilitation and Resettlement Scheme is being formulated which is over and above the compensation as per Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. This Scheme will provide rehabilitation and resettlement assistance to persons and institutions affected by the project,” the CM’s Office said in a press note