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SAC approves rehab plan for project-affected families.

The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met under the chairmanship of Governor NN Vohra, has approved the Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R) plan for the Project Affected Families (PAFs) of the 540-MW Kwar hydro power project on River Chenab at Nagseni in Kishtwar district.

The total cost of the rehabilitation plan which has been formulated on the lines of Kishan Ganga Hydro Electric Project and PakulDul Hydro Electric Project and as per the recommendations of the Government of India is Rs 3583.41 lakh.A total of 170.73 hectares of land from three villages is required for the project. A total of 63 families will be affected, out of which 29 shall be displaced.

The R&R Plan has many provisions for re-imbursement of Stamp Duty to PAFs for losing land and purchasing land, scholarship for children of PAFs, skill mapping, skill development programmes, financial assistance for house construction, loss of cattle shed, transportation charges, rehabilitation grants, subsistence allowance, pension for vulnerable affected persons, loss of shop/business, financial assistance for PAFs (STs), transportation of building material, personal belongings, cattle, transit accommodation allowance, grant of seeds, fertilizers, local area development activities and lump sum cost for land.

Deputy commissioner concerned will constitute a Committee which will ensure timely disbursements to all Project Affected Families (PAFs)

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