CAG finds rehabilitation record of the state government poor.

Utkal Reporter
Bhubaneswar|13 Feb 2015

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In the process of industrialization, rehabilitation is the least that the Odisha government and the companies are really concerned about. The recent CAG report is its approver. To make remark on the rehabilitation responsibilities of the government and the company concerned the CAG finding points out that the industry affected people has been denied justice. There

The Odisha government though boasts for rehabilitation policy as the best in the country the reality on ground does not match it.
According to the report 798 families displaced in industry establishment have not been compensated properly. They are yet to get their compensation of Rs187.09 Cr. there are312 identified displaced families in 2 projects those have not received any support as no industries have come up yet.

The report further reveals that five companies had made commitments with RPDAC to facilitate ITI training to 2085 youths but only 233 have got training. In 10 of the projects there are 588 displaced families waiting for job as compensation for their loss in lieu of the job they deserve Rs31.94Cr.
Companies have acquired land in 19 villages without conducting any social economic survey. A sum of Rs 36.48Cr for peripheral development is lying unused in Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Sambalpur.

As per the finding, 32 projects have come up in 13 districts during 1992 and 2013 causing displacements to 6533 families.

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