I interacted with the affected landowners of Teesta Stage IV, Public and Panchayats of North Sikkim. I assured them that the affected landowners would be granted new applicable rate for their lands as and when the project kicks off.
In another meeting with Gram Panchayats, Zilla Panchayats, Mangan Nagar Panchayats and Pipons of Lachen and Lachung, I made the following announcements:-
1. Teesta Stage III affected 9 villages will be adopted by the State Government for a period of 35 years.
2. The affected 9 villages will get 1MW each of free electricity.
3. Chungthang, Salimpakyel and Singhik will be developed as major tourist destinations.
4. Educated youths possessing SSC/CoI belonging to the Teesta Stage III affected area will be be provided with jobs under Power Department/Teesta Stage III.