Hazaribag: Officers of NTPC’s Pakri-Barwadih coal challenge in Barkagaon block on Friday skipped the assembly convened by North Chotanagpur divisio
NTPC officers abstained from the assembly, which was convened as per the directives of state land reforms and income division, claiming that they gained’t take part except the locals withdraw their protest and permit work to renew on the mines.
The assembly, which was presided by Lakra, was held on the district circuit home. Deputy commissioner Bhuvanesh Pratap Singh, additionally part of the committee, didn’t attend the assembly as he’s in quarantine. SDO Megha Bharadwaj attended the meet instead of Singh. Barkagaon’s Congress MLA Amba Prasad, who’s spearheading the agitation of the displaced households, attended the meet.
The committee below Lakra visited the positioning of protests at Pakri-Barwadih and Cheplala and urged the locals to withdraw their dharna till the committee submits the findings of its enquiry to the state authorities inside a month (as mandated). “The raiyyats (land house owners) haven’t relented, however they’ve determined to name for contemporary consultations with their leaders,” Lakra mentioned.
Round 8,000 raiyyats are demanding financial compensation and jobs as per the 2013 Land acquisition legislation of the Centre. The state authorities has additionally sought a report looking for whether or not ample compensations got below the 2013 legislation. Prasad, through the Jharkhand Meeting’s funds session in March, had claimed the land in Barkagaon was acquired and compensation was given below provisions of the Coal Bearing Areas Act of 1957.