In order to resolve the farmers’ land compensation related issues more efficiently, the Noida authority has started digitising the land records.
At present, all the land records are maintained in files. Both Noida and Greater Noida authorities are under pressure to resolve the farmers’ land compensation hike issue.
“Keeping thousands of files related with acquisition of land and compensation is a cumbersome task. Keeping this record in a computer will make the officials’ task easier,” said a senior Noida authority official.
The officials have to go through heaps of files to find information about a particular farmers’ case and whether he has received the compensation.
“After all the records are digitised, we will give a unique code to each file so that we can search the file with a mere click of a button and resolve the issue without wasting much time,” said the official.
The digitisation work is already under-way and the authority hopes to complete the process by the end of this month.
“Once we are done with the farmers’ land record job, we will start distributing the hiked compensation to them,” said the official.
Agitations by farmers over land compensation have become quite common in the twin-cities.
On Tuesday, two groups of farmers in Noida and Greater Noida met with the chief executive officers of the respective authorities and demanded that the process of disbursement of hiked compensation be expedited.
On October 21 last year, the Allahabad High Court had ordered the Noida and Greater Noida authorities to hand over 64 % hiked compensation to the farmers.
On Tuesday, farmers from Mangroli and Chhaproli villages met Noida authority CEO Sanjeev Saran while farmers in Greater Noida also met with authority officials and asked them to accelerate the process.
“We have asked the authority to regularise abadi land within 10 days, otherwise we will stage an agitation outside the authority’s office on June 1,” said Manveer Bhatti, a farmer.
Farmers in Greater Noida claimed that land compensation be hiked by 6%, “as was assured by the Samajwadi Party in its manifesto.