Enhancing land compensation,regularising colonies in pub interest:CM

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New Delhi, Dec 20 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said her government had been giving topmost priority to resolve difficulties of the poor and members of the weaker sections of society.

Addressing thousands of residents of unauthorised colonies and farmers of the capital who marched to her residence to express their gratitude for enhancement of compensation for agricultural land and the ongoing process of regularisation of unauthorised colonies, Ms Dikshit said the decision of enhancement of compensation for agricultural land and the ongoing process of regularisation of unauthorised colonies were in public interest.

''Enhancement of compensation is a justified decision keeping in view prices of land in Delhi and inflation during the last few years,''the Chief Minister said and called upon the farmers to make proper use of the enhanced compensation amount and utilise it for the purpose of development and progress of the Capital.

Expressing confidence that regularisation of colonies would usher in a new era of urban and planned development, Ms Dikshit assured people that their suggestions in respect of compensation of agricultural land and ongoing process of regularisation would be suitably considered and placed before the Cabinet.

The Chief Minister said her government was able to overcome all obstacles coming in the way of providing basic amenities in all unauthorised colonies. She said the Union Government along with the city-government has been able to resolve the complex issue of regularisation of colonies upto the satisfaction of the people.

Speaking on the occasion, Outer Delhi MP Sajjan Kumar, who, along with East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit, Chairman Trans Yamuna Development Board Narendra Nath, Leader of Opposition in MCD Jai Kishan Sharma and number of MLAs and corporators, joined joined the farmers and residents of unauthorised colonies, said the Delhi Government deserves all appreciation as it remained unmoved and sticked to the policy of the for prime minister late Indira Gandhi while regularising colonies during her regime.

East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit said the terminology of unauthorized colonies would soon vanish from the history of Delhi.

He said the Delhi Government has earmarked an amount of Rs 2800 crore for development in unauthorised colonies for which the unauthorised colonies Development Board has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Delhi Chief Minister.

UNI

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