Dadhocha Dam affectees protest for higher rate of their lands
The affectees of Rawat Dadhocha Dam staged a protest in Rawalpindi against the government’s move to buy their lands for “peanuts” in comparison to the market rate, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
Reportedly, construction of Dadhocha Dam will affect 260 families in three villages for the dam's reservoir area. The protesters demanded Rs2.5 million per kanal instead of just Rs90,000 fixed by the Punjab government.
With the construction of the dam, 2.5 million cusecs of water will be supplied to Rawalpindi. The protesters say that the government has fixed a price of Rs90,000 per kanal for the dam which is very less in comparison to the market value of the land.
It is pertinent to note that on January 5, local farmers and residents of Dadhocha, Bharwala, Khanpur, Dhadhar Najaar, Mohra Wains villages close to Rawat industrial area urged Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Prime Minister Imran Khan to take notice of the destruction of their livelihoods and to ensure they are justly compensated.