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State government to announce final list of PDFs of Kovvada atomic power plant soon

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Srikakulam


The State government is likely to announce the final list of Project Displaced Families (PDFs) within a couple of weeks.

This is being considered as a crucial step to handover the land to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. It may be mentioned here that the NPCIL has already deposited Rs.384 crore with the district administration towards payment of compensation to the displaced families. The district administration has got the consent of PDFs but land acquisition is yet to completed. The families vacating the villages would be given Rs.18 lakh per acre as compensation. They would also get houses in the proposed model colony in Dharmavaram village of Etcherla mandal. The government fixed Rs.9 lakh per acre for encroachments.

The District Administration had already paid Rs.27 crore to 420 encroachers who occupied 619 acres of government land in Kovvada and surrounding villages of Ranasthalam mandal. The encroachments had been identified in 2008-09 itself. So, we made payments in accordance with the previous records. The payment for the displaced families would be done only after final declaration said government sources.


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