Farmers here have supported the central government’s draft land acquisition bill and decided to demand compensation for their acquired land as per the new policy.
At a panchayat held in Patwari village, farmers were seen eyeing on higher compensation as per the draft national land acquisition policy. Greater Noida authority chief executive officer Rama Raman is scheduled to visit Patwari on Sunday.
“As per the draft policy, farmers should be given six times the current circle rate. Let the authority agree to it. We all will readily give our land to the authority,” said Jitender Sharma, one of the farmers.
According to the Draft National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Bill, 2011, in rural areas the compensation amount would be not less that six times the original market value.
Meetings were also held at other villages including Dankore, Badalpur and Milk Lachhi. "As far as compensation is concerned, the draft policy is beneficial to farmers," said Roopesh Kumar, spokesperson of Bhoomi Adhigrahan Pratirodh Andolan Samiti.
"Now farmers will demand compensation as per the new draft policy. We are studying other sections of the bill. The authority will have to give compensation as per this draft policy to solve the Noida Extension impasse," said Virendra Dhada, former chairman, district panchayat.