Budget Session: Work on permanent campus of CUJ to stop until compensation paid to rayats says Joba Manjhi

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Government on Monday said that work will stop for construction of permanent campus of the Central University of Jharkhand which is underway in Cheri- Manatu of Kanke block till compensation is paid to
all the rayats. The matter was raised by Mandar MLA Bandhu Tirkey following a call attention motion during the ongoing Budget Session of the Jharkhand Assembly.

Bandhu said that since the issue has not been sorted out between the state government and the CUJ therefore the rayats are facing the problems. He said that due to land acquisition for the campus 200 families are being impacted while 70 families are being displaced.

Replying to the matter Minister in charge of Revenue and Land Reforms Department Joba Manjhi said that till the compensation is paid the construction of the boundary wall will be stopped in the campus. She said that an area of 139.7 acres has been acquired in Cheri-Manatu of Kanke block for the construction of the permanent campus of CUJ for which demand of Rs 604.20 crore was made from the Higher Education Department for paying compensation to the rayats but the Higher Education Department has only provided Rs 35 crore so far after which the DC has once again written to the concerned department to release funds for paying the compensation.

She pointed out that on January 11 a Gram Sabha was scheduled to be organized but due to Covid it could not be done again on 21 February the Gram Sabha was held after which the process of land acquisition had commenced.

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