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Persons Affected due to Tehri Dam Project

New Delhi. Rehabilitation & Resettlement (R&R) of the affected population is being carried out by the State Government with funds provided by THDC. The affected population of Old Tehri Town has been completely rehabilitated at New Tehri Town, or Rishikesh and Dehradun as per the option of the oustees. All fully affected rural families of fully affected villages have been rehabilitated through allotment of land/ cash compensation. Rural resettlement colonies are located in agricultural area in Dehradun and Haridwar District and have been provided with all civic facilities. The partially rural affected families, which are not to be relocated, have been paid cash compensation.

Funds for R&R as per the approved R&R package/ additional measures approved by the Government have been fully provided to the State Government. The Tehri Project cost included Rs. 1380.96 cr. towards R&R (including land acquisition, compensations, development of facilities etc.). On the request of the State Government, additional funds of Rs. 102.99 cr., as approved by the Ministry of Power, were released by THDCIL to the Uttarakhand Government. for R&R works of Tehri Project.

This information was given by MoS (I/C) Power Sh. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in the Lok Sabha today. [pib]