People have bigger dream: Libang
Though land compensation has turned a hurdle for construction of roads across Arunachal Pradesh, but these villagers are more interested in development which could be facilitated by road connectivity for which they conscientiously decided not to accept land compensation to avoid the lengthy process, Tuting-Yingkiong elected representative-cum Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang told this daily.
The district formed in 1999 by bifurcating from East Saing, spread in 6,118 sqkm area, located along the McMahon Line, boasts of huge hydropower and tourism potentials being home to Mouling National Park, famed for giant flying squirrel, a mammal new to science.
Moreover, the proposed 2,000-km-long proposed Mago-Thingbu to Vijaynagar Arunachal Pradesh Frontier Highway along the McMahon Line will intersect the proposed East-West Industrial Corridor Highway will pass through this district, whose completion will herald a new socio-economic era for it around 40,000 population, Libang said, adding the people have a bigger dream than land compensation.
YINGKIONG, Oct 12: Land owners of 10 villages, falling under the proposed 150-km Yinkgiong-Bishing double-lane highway, have announced not to claim any land compensation to not only set an example but also their spirit to welcome development.
The delegates of 10 villages, namely Gette, Pugging, Likor, Palling, Singging, Angging, Zido, Ngaming, Mayung and Bishing led by Bani Danggen and Takkin Tekseng met Chief Minister Pema Khandu in presence of Lok Sabha member Tapir Gao and Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang here on Saturday to convey their decision.
The delegates under the banner of Yingkiong-Bishing Double-lane Highway Road Committee’, informed the CM that the decisions was taken during a recent public meeting for its execution without any hitch and submitted a copy of resolution adopted in the meeting.
Expressing deep regret over lack of road connectivity, the villagers had unanimously resolved to cooperate with the GoAP for speedy completion of the proposed road without claiming single penny as land compensation, the resolution said.
Appreciating the proactive attitude of the villagers, CM Khandu said such cooperative gesture shown by the villagers is an example for the rest of the state to follow. Such positive attitude is need of the hour, particularly when many development projects of public importance in the state are stuck due to land compensation matter, he reasoned.
Encouraged by the cooperation shown by the villagers, CM informed that survey work for the proposed road has been completed and assured to take up the proposed road construction with the Union MoRTH Ministry on priority for its early sanction. (CMO)