Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (LocalWire) The State government has extended the deadline for another week for voluntary disposal of private land for strengthening the security of 12th century Puri Jagannath temple, officials said on Tuesday.
The private landowners who volunteer to enter into sale deed of their land assets could do so by December 9.
Earlier the government has set December 2 deadline for the same.
Under the voluntary sale deed of the private land scheme, the State government have so far acquired 106 plots and executed 88 land records of rights till December 2.
Those who took part in the exercise in selling off their land within a 75-metre radius of Meghanad Prachir, the compound wall of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple, have been covered under the rehabilitation and resettlement plan of the government, officials said.
In 40 days, 75 per cent of private land has been acquired; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had said yesterday while extending gratitude to traders, hotel owners who have so far given away their land.
It’s a sacrifice on their part which has resulted in one of the successful land acquisition of the country, he had added.
Around 300 families who were affected by the eviction process are being adequately compensated as per the rehabilitation package announced by the government. Rs 95 crore housing project for the oustees has been approved by the government.
The proposed housing project with each dwelling unit of 520 square feet area will be within a 1.5-kilometer radius of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, the officials added.