Another village in Greater Noida challenges land acquisition in HC
Farmers of Ghodi Bachheda village, where six persons were killed in a clash between villagers and the police, on Saturday, observed the third anniversary of the agitation and claimed that the abadi land issue was still unresolved.india Updated: Aug 13, 2011 23:38 IST
Farmers of Ghodi Bachheda village, where six persons were killed in a clash between villagers and the police, on Saturday, observed the third anniversary of the agitation and claimed that the abadi land issue was still unresolved.
Many farmers moved the Allahabad high court early this month, challenging the land acquisition by the Greater Noida Authority.
“Though three years have passed, our abadi land issue is still unresolved. Besides, we have not yet been given the developed land as per the Acquisition Act,” said a farmer.
“Around 350 abadi land cases are still pending. The police had lodged FIR against 1,100 farmers. The cases are still not withdrawn, though the government officials had promised to do so,” Kisan Sangharsh Samiti representative Ramesh Rawal said.
On August 13, 2008, six farmers were killed and over a dozen people, including some policemen, were injured in a police firing outside the authority office.
The state government had pacified the farmers by giving additional compensation of Rs 310 per sqm to the farmers of Ghodi Bachheda whose land was acquired by the authority.
The deceased farmers’ kin were also given a compensation of Rs 21 lakh each. Besides, the authority had given employment to one member of each family of the six killed in the violence.
In 2006, the authority acquired 680 hectare land in Ghodi Bachheda. The farmers were given a compensation of Rs 339 per sqm. The authority had promised that they would be given hiked compensation if the government took any such decision.