Land Compensation Rate fixed for Ratmate Sub-station

Nuwakot, January 29, 2020.

A Compensation Fixation Committee meeting held on 29 January 2020 under the Chairmanship of the Chief District Officer of Nuwakot Mr. Drona Pokharel, fixed the compensation rate for land to be acquired for the construction of a sub-station at Ratmate, Ward No. 7, Belkotgadhi Municipality of Nuwakot.

Compensation rates have been fixed in three categories based on natures of lands to be acquired. Lands under category (a) will be provided NRs. 5.2 Million/Ropani, category (b) will get NRs. 3.36 million/Ropani and category (c) will be compensated with NRs. 2.56 million/Ropani.

Mr. Shiva Dhakal, ESP Specialist Land Acquisition MCA-Nepal presenting about the project working area at Ratmate, Nuwakot.

The rates have been based on a report presented by a sub-committee, coordinated by Mr. Badri Nath Gairhe, the Assistant Chief District Officer at Nuwakot district. The rates were fixed based on recommendations on the evaluation of lands to be acquired, crops and plants on the lands, people to be affected.

The project will also be providing NRs. 45 thousand as moving allowance; NRs. 11,800/Ropani as land clearance and land development allowance; NRs. 48 thousand as rental allowance for six months and NRs. 11,100/person as food security allowance to each physically displaced family. Similarly, physically displaced families dependent on agriculture will also receive NRs. 13,500 dependent on brick industries, NRs. 16 thousand dependent on small business, NRs. 60 thousand dependent on poultry farming, NRs. 120 thousand dependent on rice mill and NRs. 150 thousand as transitional allowance.

Apart from them, physically and economically displaced families will be provided with NRs. 18 thousand as transportation allowance per family and chronically-ill patients, senior citizens and people with different abilities will benefit with NRs. 36 thousand as vulnerable allowance (NRs. 3 thousand per month for 12 months).

25 representatives from various government authorities, local government, affected local communities, including MCA-Nepal staff and the Executive Director of MCA-Nepal took part in the meeting.

The meeting was conducted according to Clause 13 of Land Acquisition Act, 1977.

A notice regarding the land to be acquired was published on 5 February 2020 on Gorkhapatra Daily.

Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal) is in the preparatory phase to construct the Ratmate Sub-station as a part of its Electricity Transmission Project (ETP), which will build 318 km long 400 kV transmission line in Nepal across 10 districts covering three Provinces.