In the Bomja village of Arunachal Pradesh every household has become a crorepati. This was thanks to the payment released by the government towards the acquisition of their land for the Indian Army.
Following the acquisition, the Defence Ministry released cheques worth Rs 40.8 crore to 31 families of the Bomja village in Tawang district. A little over 200 acres of land had been acquired and the cheques were released as part of the compensation.
The cheques were handed over by Pema Khandu, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. At a small ceremony on Wednesday, the cheques were handed over to the heads of the families.
The land was acquired to set up location plant units of the Army. This is part of the Army's plan to step up its presence in Arunachal Pradesh.
Rs 6.73 crore was the highest compensation received by one family followed by Rs 2.45 crore. The rest of the 29 families received compensation of Rs 1.09 crore each.
The chief minister thanked defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman for releasing the amount and said that more such compensation in lieu of land acquisition by the Indian Army is under process by the central government.
With this, Bomja has become one of the richest villages in the country. There were some reports that even claimed that Bomja is now the richest village in Asia, but this is yet to be ascertained.