Nabam Rebia, Minister, Land Management, had called on Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Defence at her office in New Delhi.
Nabam Rebia, Minister, Environment and Forests, Land Management etc, Government of Arunachal Pradesh had called on Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Defence at her office on 27-09-2018 and apprised her regarding issues pertaining to acquisition of land in the State of Arunachal Pradesh for defence purposes.
He further reminded the Minister for her intervention to settle all the pending land acquisition process in the State which was assured by herself during her last visit to the State by 5th of December 2017.
Rebia informed the Minister that initially the Army personnel take up land acquisition matters very proactively but later during the finalisation of the issue they back track and decisions are delayed due to which the State Government particularly the officers involved in land acquisition process get highly discouraged.
While handing over the DO letter of Chief Minister, Pema Khandu regarding land acquisition for establishment of Army Headquarter at Gumto under Papum Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh for which an area of measuring 661.90 acres had been identified by the Army in the year 2008 and accordingly the State Government had notified the same vide Notification No. LM-67/2010 dated 25th December 2015 but the issue is pending till date.
Nabam Rebia requested Union Minister of Defence to kindly expedite the matter on priority. Union Minister of Defence assured that the issue will be looked into and appropriate action will be taken accordingly.