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The Bengal Express:
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday handed over job appointment certificates and compensation cheques to over 200 landowners, who have willingly given land to the government's coal mining project in Birbhum's Deucha Pachami.

The Deucha Pachami mining project, worth Rs 30,000 crore, is expected to create employment opportunity for over one lakh people. The West Bengal Chief Minister had on Monday increased the monetary package for tribals in Deucha Panchami, emphasising that she had been part of the land movement herself and would not deprive the Compensation, Job

Around 150 landowners handed compensation cheques, land and appointment by district administration, while Minister Banerjee herself handed cheques 50 persons state secretariat. "Over landowners have given. No Land Will Taken Forcibly: West Bengal government, which corpus of 10,000 crore rehabilitation purpose, created 5,100 jobs created.

5,100 jobs for one member of each family who willingly give up their land. The jobs will depend on the qualification of the aspirant. "Land will be given against land. Those whose lands are not on record, even they will be given counter land as compensation. No land will be taken away forcibly. Apart from the jobs, land and financial assistance will also be given to landowners, Mamata claimed.

Compensation Double Of Land Value. Meanwhile, Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi stated that any person having land in the area will be given compensation double the market value of the land, along with 100% solatium as land cost, which breaks up to around Rs 13 lakh per bigha.

The Deucha-Panchami coal block, which has an estimated reserve of 2.1 billion tonnes, was allocated to West Bengal by the Centre in 2018. The total land area for the project is 3,400 acres, of which 1,000 acre is owned by the state government. 

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