S.K. Golay takes up cause of compensation to land losers in Pakyong

Report by: 
SUJAL PRADHAN
Gangtok
11 Nov 2018

Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi came and inaugurated Pakyong Airport which is the first airport of Sikkim, t but many problems are there still pending. These have not yet been addressed by the authorities. Among them is the complaint about payment of compensation.
And on Sunday to hear the grievances of people who have not got the proper compensation, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha president S. K. Golay met with the aggrieved families in East Sikkim. The families affected by the construction of the airport have been demanding proper compensation. Aggrieved land owners are demanding compensation as per the Land Acquisition Act 2013.
A member of one from aggrieved families said:”We will not say that we were not given anything but what we got is not our full compensation. The authorities have compensated us for our house but not for the land. And on the top of it they were irregular to pay our rent in the market.”
SKM Supremo P.S. Golay after the interaction with the families said: “We are convinced that they have not received the proper compensation and there are many things which were not taken care by the government. But I assured them if our party comes in Power then we will give justice to them, we will pay their full compensation.”  This was the Golay's second visit to Pakyong.  In r 2015 also he had visited the site and after that many families had received the pending compensations.