GORKHA, Nov 25: The compensation for the land to be inundated after the reservoir of the Budhigandaki Hydroelectricity Project in the district has been determined.
A decision has been made to provide compensation ranging from minimum Rs 500 thousand to maximum Rs 800 thousand based on the classification of the land, the Chief District Officer Narayan Bhatta said.
The reservoir-type 1200-megawatt capacity hydropower project is being constructed on the Budhigandaki river that flows on the border between Gorkha and Dhading districts.
A meeting comprising the CDO Bhatta, executive director of the Budhigandaki Development Committee Gopal Basnet, Project Development Committee president Dr Laxmi Prasad Devkota, among others took a decision to this effect on Thursday.
CDO Bhatta is the coordinator of the District Compensation Fixation Committee.
Around 60 ropanis land belonging to individuals would be under inundation of the project reservoir. Fourteen VDCs in Gorkha and 13 in Dhading district will be affected by the project. It is said some 4000 households have to be relocated in the two districts for developing the project. RSS