NGT compensation for Baghjan

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Rs 25 lakh- Complete damage

Rs 10 Lakh- Severely damage

Rs 2.5 lakh- Partially damage

The National Green Tribunal appointed  expert committee has recommended three tier compensation packages to to the Baghjan affected people.

As per the interim report submitted on Monday last, the Committee, proposes the formulation of three categories of affected families to assess the question of interim compensation namely ;

Those whose houses have been completely gutted by the fire thereby causing grave injury to life and health, loss of livelihood, cultivable land, livestock, damage to standing crops and horticulture, fisheries etc.

Those whose houses have been severely damaged thereby causing grave injury to life and health, loss of livelihood, cultivable land, livestock, damage to standing crops and horticulture, fisheries etc.

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 Those whose houses have been moderately/partially damaged or whose standing crops and horticulture have been partially damaged thereby causing injury to life and health, loss of livelihood, cultivable land, livestock, damaged to fisheries etc.

The scale of interim compensation is as follows :

Category – I – Rs.25 Lacs

Category  – II – Rs.10 Lacs

Category III – Rs.2.5 Lacs

 An initial amount of Rs.25 Lacs will be released immediately to all the affected under category – I whose information is already available with the Office of the District Administration.

For the affected families under category-II  the amount of Rs  10 lacs will be released immediately within an outer limit of 15 days, based on the information already available with the Office of the District Administration. The compensation amount, if any already paid, shall be deducted from the aforesaid amount of interim compensation.

The Office of the District Administration will compile a list of all those in Category – III, who have been moderately / partially impacted, in consultation with the revenue officers, PWD, concerned circle officer, the Gaonburahs and community representatives of the affected villages. The disbursement of the amount will be completed expeditiously within an outer limit of 45 days from the passing of the order by the Hon’ble NGT for interim compensation.

The affected families, particularly under category -I and II, whose names have been left out of the list would be entitled to the said amount after due verification within 7 days from the passing of the order by the Hon’ble NGT for interim compensation and the same will be disbursed within 15 days from the date of completion of the verification.

The interim compensation will be paid by OIL and from the funds which have already been made available to the Office of the District Administration. The balance amount, if any, will be made available immediately by OIL and as and when asked by the Office of the District Administration

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