Dehradun News: Rs 21 crore outstanding on 10,000 Tehri dam displaced in Uttarakhand, water and sewer connection may be cut

The government should pay its dues or recover it from the displaced themselves.  (Cipher photo)

The government should pay its dues or recover it from the displaced themselves. (Cipher photo)

For the last about 15 years, water and sewer bills were outstanding on the displaced families due to the construction of Tehri Dam. Water institute sent a letter to the government for the bill. Aspirants from Rishikesh, Dehradun and Haridwar have been settled from New Tehri.

Dehradun. The Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan can cut off the drinking water and sewer connections of 10,000 Tehri dam displaced in New Tehri, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. About ten thousand Tehri Dam displaced people have not paid drinking water and sewer tax for the last one and a half decades. This amount has now reached 21 crores. The Water Institute generates their bills for the last few years, but does not send them.

After the creation of the Tehri Dam, the families affected were displaced from New Tehri to Khandgaon, Pashulok, Rishikesh, Shyampur of Haridwar, Dehrakhas of Dehradun, Banjarawala around 2006. The displaced families number about ten thousand. The Hanumant Rao Committee, which has made several recommendations for the Tehri Dam displaced, does not accept the water bill since 2006, nor did the amount of water and sewer charges reach fifteen crores by the year 2018, considering the report of the committee. In today’s debt, this amount has reached beyond 21 crores. Now the Jal Sansthan wants either the government to pay its dues or they can recover it from the displaced themselves.

Committee for Fee Waiver and Recovery

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