There’s one more issue against which farmers on Monday protested.
They alleged that the administration acquired more than 600 acres of their land, did not pay any compensation to them and allotted plots to private developers.
Farmers said real estate players are developing residential towers on these land as well as land dully acquired from them by the Noida authority.
The authority also admitted “some land was wrongly transferred to the state government” after a ceiling action against a private developer for violation of land acquisition norm.
The authority denied any disputed land was allotted to builders.
“A society had bought several acres of land from farmers. The administration invoked the Ceiling Act (which prohibits ownership of over 12.5 acres to one entity) and transferred the land to the state government. The society moved the high
court and the Supreme Court but it did not get any relief,” farmer leader Naresh Yadav said.
“But the problem was that the administration did not cross-check and transferred the land of even those who had not done any deal with the said society. More than 600 acres of land of farmers was illegally transferred to the state government. We have even given affidavits to the authority but our woes have not been listened to,” Yadav said.
Noida authority administrative officer Deep Chandra admitted to the lapse but differed on the size of land wrongly transferred to the state government. Chandra also said no disputed land had been allotted to builders for construction of houses.
“A total of 488 acres was transferred to the state government. It included land of those who had not sold their land to the society. The Gautam Budh Nagar DM has sought directions from the state government. The mistake will soon be set right,” the officer added.