SS Dhillon, Financial commissioner-cum-principal secretary, town and country planning department, Government of Haryana on land issues in the state.
Has the government made any serious effort to solve the land compensation issue?
Yes, the Haryana government has adopted a positive approach to solve this issue time and again in the court. The government will look into all possible aspects to solve the problem at the earliest.
Is the government going to adopt a holistic approach in the court?
We are working in this regard. We have sought a detailed report from the Gurgaon administrator. We will approach the court for early disposal of the cases.
There have been allegations that the government has connived with the developer for mutual benefits. Isthere any truth in this?
There is no truth at all in such allegations. The government never acts that ways. In this case, the government examined all the possibilities and then opted for the route affecting the minimum number of people. Now, many people have joined the march against the government in lust of compensation.
What is the government's stance now? Is it ready to meet the demand of affected people?
The government has already offered alternative plots to the affected families. But unfortunately, this has not materialised. The government is still serious about its offer. But we will not meet the villagers’ fluctuating demand at all.