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Rehabilitation of all families affected by Sardar Sarovar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The resettlement and rehabilitation of all families affected by the Sardar Sarovar Project has been completed, the was informed today.

Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Balyan said as many as 32,684 project-affected families (PAFs) have been resettled in the three states -- Gujarat, and -- affected by the project.

"The Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) of all project -affected families (PAFs) has been completed as per the Narmada Water Dispute Tribunal Award, liberalised R&R policies of the state governments of Gujarat, and Maharashtra, the Supreme order dated February 8, 2017 and Grievances Redressal Authorities (GRA) Orders," he said.

According to the data shared by the minister, the total number of PAFs are -- (4,763), (4,307) and (23,614) with the number of villages affected being 19, 33 and 178 respectively.

4,307 PAFs in comprise "three dead with no legal heirs and 20 are untraceable. Adequate house plots and 99 hectare (ha) (against 35 ha required) of agriculture land is available to resettle them", the minister added.

The Centre had recently given the nod for closing the gates of the dam in The dam is likely to be filled to its capacity by August-end.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 18:22 IST