Land acquisition on process for Jharsuguda Air Strip: Chief Secretary

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under process said by the Chief Secretary of Orissa Government Mr. Bijay Pattnaik said on his visit on 7th October. He was on his official tour to Sundergarh and had a small break journey at Jharsuguda Circuit House where in he had a small review meeting with the Dist. Administration official. He reviewed the Land Acquisition process of the Jharsuguda Air Strip at Durlaga. The officials present in this meeting were Air Strip Officials, Dist. Collector Bishnu Prasad Sahoo along with Jharsuguda S.P. K.S. Kanwar and Tahsildhar Rajendra Minz.

After the review meeting, talking to media he said that the work of Air Strip is been delayed from the Airport Authority of India’s side. He added that, AAI is yet to finalize on various matters like total area of the air strip, No. of Aircraft carriers operating over here, which type of aircraft would function here etc. Last Month, the AAI officials had given a requirement of total land required for this project. As per Land requirement 126 Acres will be Government land and 60 Acres which belongs to Private Land owners. In the first phase, government land would be handed over and later on the private lands.

In this context he had also shown concern over recent declaration of International Airports in India by the Central Govt. in which the name of Bhubaneswar International Airport was missing.

CM, Naveen Pattnaik had been continuously asking Centre to approve the International Airport at Bhubaneswar each and every time and in Coming Cabinet Meeting also this would be again tabled for approval of International Airport at Bhubaneswar.

Answering to another question he said that though the industrialization in the state is in rapid pace but the local employment and periphery development has been the concern area. For which a review meeting would be conducted very soon along with survey.

It has also been proposed to Central Government to keep these things under the Company law Act.  If these things are under the Company Act then the industrial houses present would be bound to follow this and hence the issues like local employment and peripheral development would be sorted out very easily. Finally he added that Industries involve in polluting our environment would not be spared, strong actions would be taken against them.

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