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Mumbai, Oct 19: In a significant development, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has instructed officials to conduct a comprehensive review of land allotments to victims of the Koyna project across seven districts. The directive was issued during a meeting held at the Sahyadri guest house, where pending demands of Koyna project victims were discussed.

Highlighting the Bombay High Court’s order on land allotment, Chief Minister Shinde informed that a high-powered committee, chaired by the principal secretary of Relief & Rehabilitation, has been established. The committee includes divisional commissioners of Konkan and Pune, along with collectors from Satara, Raigad, Pune, Thane, and Solapur.

Shinde emphasized the need for a thorough examination of lands allotted to Koyna project victims. He stressed the importance of verifying the eligibility criteria of the victims to ensure that land is allocated to those who are yet to receive it.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister addressed the issue of 22 villages rehabilitated in Khopoli taluka of Raigad district, emphasizing the lack of civic facilities. He directed district collectors to submit proposals to the Relief & Rehabilitation Department to address this concern.

In line with the Chief Minister’s directive, officials are expected to take immediate action to resolve pending demands, particularly focusing on the provision of civic amenities for the rehabilitated villages. The review process will involve scrutinizing the 7/12 extract status of lands, with a determination on the procedure for returning unused lands.

This move reflects the government’s commitment to addressing the concerns of Koyna project victims and ensuring a fair and transparent land allocation process.