Even before the building of the Itanagar to Jote 2-lane highway began, the inhabitants of Batt village, under the auspices of the Batt Village Land Affected Forum, petitioned the state government to compensate those whose property will be harmed as a result of the highway’s construction.
Kamen Ringu, a veteran PPA leader and the forum’s chairman, spoke to the press on Wednesday, urging the state government to compensate genuine victims.
“We are not demanding a very high compensation. There are very few assets, altogether hardly 10 to 15 permanent or semi-permanent structures which will be affected. It won’t cost much,” said Ringu.