Port Blair, 07 August 2023
In a heartfelt plea to the Hon’ble Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah, Mr. Vishal Jolly, National Executive Member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Former State President of the celebration, has urged for the swift disbursement of acceptable compensation to victims whose lands have been submerged in the course of the devastating Tsunami that struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on December 26, 2004.
In a letter addressed to the Union Home Minister, Mr. Jolly highlighted the dire state of affairs confronted by the affected victims, whose lands proceed to stay submerged underneath the ocean even after 18 plus years for the reason that calamity struck.
During the UPA Government’s regime, a compensation quantity of Rs. 9.35 lakhs per hectare was introduced and awarded to the affected farmers and recorded tenants of the submerged lands. However, this quantity was thought-about meager and fell nicely under the prevailing market fee, resulting in widespread protests and agitation among the many victims, with many refusing to simply accept the compensation.
During a go to to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Former National President of BJP, Mananiya Rajnath Singh, met with a lot of protesters from the affected areas and warranted them that the compensation can be suitably enhanced. A committee, chaired by Vivek Rae, was subsequently fashioned to evaluate the state of affairs and decide an acceptable compensation quantity.
After conducting thorough assessments and listening to the grievances of the affected farmers and recorded tenants, the Vivek Rae Committee reportedly advisable a compensation of Rs. 36.75 lakhs per hectare. The committee’s report has been submitted to the Hon’ble Union Home Minister’s workplace.
Mr. Jolly expressed concern for the plight of those victims, who’ve been enduring hardship for almost 20 years, as they’re neither allowed to make use of their recorded lands nor are they capable of promote or get rid of the submerged properties.
In mild of those circumstances, Mr. Jolly humbly requested the Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah, to expedite the disbursal of the advisable compensation as per the Vivek Rae Committee’s report. This well timed help would provide much-needed aid to the affected people and assist them rebuild their lives after enduring years of hardship.