PAP hold protest against the Bhama Askhed pipeline proj

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 21 August 2019

In a meeting held in March, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis  announced Rs 15 lakh per hectare compensation to the 1,414 farmers affected by the project and asked the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to bear the cost.

Pune: Project-affected persons (PAP) of Bhama Askhed project reached the Collector’s Office on Monday and submitted a list of demands. They have threatened to halt the work of Ring Road and Talegaon-Chakan-Shikrapur Road if their demands are not met. 

The Bhama Askhed water pipeline project was designed to meet drinking water needs of 14.5 lakh residents of eastern Pune. In a meeting held in March, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis  announced Rs 15 lakh per hectare compensation to the 1,414 farmers affected by the project and asked the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to bear the cost. Farmers accepted the compensation and the work of the pipeline began. Later, the farmers were not happy with the amount. 

Speaking about the protest, Appasaheb Kad of  Bhama Askhed Prakalp Punarvasan Badhit Shetkari Samiti (BAPPBSS) said all affected farmers are not getting benefits of canal water of the dam. “Only one member of the affected family is being compensated when families have been divided since the launch of the project,” added Kad.
 

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