Fortune shone bright on Bomja village in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh when it became one of the richest villages in Asia on Wednesday after the Union Ministry of Defence released a sum of ? 40,80,38,400 to the 31 households of the village as compensation towards land acquisition of 200.056 acres.
Out of the 31 household, 29 received a land compensation of Rs 1,09,03,813.37 each, while there was one family which received Rs 2,44,97,886.79, and another that received a whooping Rs 6,73,29,925.48.
With every household becoming a ‘crorepati’, Bomja village has become probably the only village in the country where every family is a crorepati.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday distributed compensation to the tune of Rs 40,80,38,400 to the landowners from Bomja village whose lands were acquired by the Indian Army.
While distributing the cheques to the 31 landowners at a development meeting held at Lhou village in his home constituency Mukto, the Chief Minister said 200.056 acres of lands were acquired for housing Key Location Plan Units of Tawang Garrison of the Indian Army.
Khandu further informed that more such land compensation acquired for defence purposes are being worked out with the Centre.
While felicitating the beneficiaries, the State Chief Minister also thanked Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for sanctioning the land compensation which was long overdue.
The Chief Minister also said the State is now moving on right track under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said with support from the Centre, Arunachal is witnessing rapid development with prime focus on connectivity – rail, air, digital and road.
He said soon Tawang will be connected with rail and informed that the Union Budget this year had made allocations for construction of a tunnel under Sela pass, which will cut down travel time by an hour.
Parliamentary Secretary Jambey Tashi, Tawang legislator Tsering Tashi, Tawang Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok, among others also spoke on the occasion.
During the day-long meeting, colourful cultural dances were also presented by school children and artistes from villages of Jang-Mukto constituency.
Commander of 190 Mt Brigade, Brigadier MP Singh was also present at the ceremony.