Compensation disbursed to Himagiri explosion affected

Dikchu, 31 Oct:

A staggering 85 houses of Upper Lingzya, Lower Lingzya and Laven wards of Upper Dzongu had been damaged by an explosion in the Magazine House of Himagiri Hydro Project site in Lower Lingzya earlier this year. Today, at a function held at Sakyong-Pentong Gram Prasashan Kendra at Lingzya, these affected families were handed over compensation for the damage suffered by their homes.

A total of Rs98,01,428 was disbursed to cover the different degrees of damage suffered by the 85 families.

The chequeswere handed over by Deputy Speaker, Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, who is also the area MLA for the affected area, in the presence of DC North, Karma R Bonpo, SDM Dzongu, Tshering Dorjee Bhutia, officials from Himagiri and the Panchayat members.

The affected people thanked the MLA and the district administration for providing relief and compensation them.