Ministry of Defence has acquired 214.28 acres of private land and 148.26 acres of forest land at Lachen and Lachung Valleys in Sikkim.
Part of the land acquired belonged to tribal population. Compensation as determined by the competent authority has been paid to the persons interested.
An amount of Rs.60,54,856.53 was paid as compensation for acquisition of private lands and transfer of forest lands.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Prem Das Rai in Lok Sabha today.