By Our Correspondent, Dhading, Jan. 13: Locals of Dhading and Gorkha districts, who had expressed dissatisfaction over the land compensation provided by the Budhigandaki hydel project, have now extended their help to the project by handing over their land ownership certificates.
Although the scant compensation amount has hurt the locals, the hydropower project should not be halted, said locals.
After the government fixed the compensation, the affected locals are in no mood to allow the project to linger.
The distribution of land compensation is gaining momentum after the government fixed the amount of compensation to the affected locals.
The Budhigandaki hydropower project-affected locals had been staging a protest in Khahare and Arughat of Dhading expressing dissatisfaction over the compensation amount fixed by the government.
Chief of the project Krishna Bahadur Karki said that they had requested the federal government not to impose any tax on the compensation amount.
Around owners of 3000 kitta of land were left to be provided with compensation Budhigandaki Hydropower Project, a national pride project.
According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the project, 58,000 ropanis of land is required for the project.
According to coordinator of Compensation Distribution and Resettlement Unit, Rs. 27.31 billion has already been spent on compensation of land annexed for the project.