Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (LocalWire): The state government today announced a rehabilitation package for traders facing displacement due to the ongoing drive to beautify the surroundings of the 11th century Lingaraj Temple in the city.
The area within 40-metre-radius of the medieval-era temple is being made encroachment-free.
Traders who have been doing business on the temple’s periphery are facing threat of losing their source of livelihood.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the rehabilitation package today for oustees and said, ‘The traders and vendors doing business near the temple compound wall will be paid Rs 30,000 in two installments as compensatory allowance.’
All the traders affected by the eviction will be rehabilitated in new vending zones.
The shop owners with pucca houses will be disbursed Rs 10,000 each month for a period of one year.
They will be rehabilitated in a new market complex that is to be built jointly by Bhubaneswar Municipality Corporation and Tourism department, Patnaik added.
The evacuees who are having land record of rights will be paid compensation in accordance with law at a later stage, he added.