Shimla, Feb 11 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Revenue Minister Thakur Gulab Singh has laid stress on the settlement of Pong Dam oustees in a meeting at Jaipur in Rajasthan, held to discuss the prolonged pending issue of rehabilitation.
In the meeting in which the Principal Secretary, Revenue of both the States participated along with officers of respective States, Mr Singh strongly stressed upon for settlement of all oustees who have secured eligible certificates.
He laid stress upon the rehabilitation of around 4369 oustees which included 831 and 1641 cases which were rejected under section 5(2) and 5(3) of Colonisation Rule, 1972 of Rajasthan Government.
Mr Singh pointed out that the plea of Rajasthan Government can not be agreed upon unless the matter is discussed with the Pong Dam Oustees who are the affected party to the CWP.
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