Raksha Mantri Express Gratitude with Rs 5 Cr :Sea Bird :Rehabilitation

[NewDelhi] Raksha Mantri Rehabilitates 96 with Rs 5 Crores
Smt Nirmala Sitharaman distributed cheques worth almost 5 crore for 30 households (96 persons) who were rehabilitated under Operation Seabird (Naval Project).
She expressed gratitude towards those who have given their land for the development of the strategic Naval Base that shall strengthen the presence of the Navy along the Western Coast of India.
Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence (MoD) acquired private land measuring 2412 acres 15 guntas 7 anas located in 13 vilages of Talukas Karwar and Ankola, Uttar Kannada District in Karnataka for the purpose of creating Naval Base. At the time of acquisition of land from 1988 to 2000, a sum of Rs. 22.55 crores was paid to the ex-land owners towards compensation besides Rs. 126 crores towards rehabilitation packages to the project affected families.
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Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the Best Marching Contingent trophy for Republic Day Parade 2018 to Commandant, the Punjab Regiment Centre Brigadier Sanjeev Soni, in New Delhi on February 23, 2018.