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Cement company asked to sort out matter with land owners

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From Our Correspondent

 JOWAI: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Narpuh Circle has alleged that Amrit Cements Pvt. Ltd, Umlaper, Jaintia Hills has damaged the paddy fields located near the cement plant belonging to Hunmon Dkhar and Tiplang Dkhar of Chiehruphi village.

KSU General Secretary, Molin Bamon informed that the company had earlier offered to buy the land but both the land owners were not willing to part with their land after which the company start damaging the paddy fields.Both the land owners lodged a complaint with the company seven months ago but no remedial action was forthcoming.

The KSU Narpuh Circle then summoned both the land owners and the company officials after which the company assured that compensation would be paid to both land owners within two weeks. But the company has reneged on its promise.The KSU also sought the intervention of the Additional Deputy Commissioner in charge Khliehriat Civil Sub-Division in the matter but nothing has materialised so far.

After seeing that both the Company and the ADC have not taken the matter seriously, the KSU- Narpuh Circle has decided to give a 10-day deadline to the cement plant beginning November 14 to sort out the matter failing which, the Union would take its own course of action.

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