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CEO holds meet to end impasse

india Updated: Jul 28, 2011 00:40 IST
Kapil Datta

The authority is faced with two-pronged problems. There's not much time (a little over two weeks) for renegotiations with farmers. Plus, there is no united forum, which can represent all Noida Extension villages and ink a deal with the authority.

There are village heads and units of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti in villages. But farmers' voices have not been in sync. Some want their land back, others want higher compensation.

GNIDA CEO Rama Raman on Wednesday held an emergency meeting with top officials to discuss how to lift the Noida Extension impasse.

The CEO said there were three major demands of farmers. "They want increased compensation, legal possession of abadi land and developed land plots. We will first talk with farmers and try and solve maximum problems at the authority level. If need be, the state government will be informed about the increased compensation demand," he said.

Officials said work had already started on solving abadi land disputes. "Abadi land, wrongly acquired, is being leased back to the owners. A group of farmers are not happy about the process. They want permanent ownership," an official said.