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Private firms shell out more to quell trouble

india Updated: Aug 13, 2011 23:46 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times

The companies are doing all to pacify the agitating farmers who are obstructing their work and demanding higher compensation among other facilities. They are negotiating afresh to woo the farmers.

At Dadri, Ambuja Cement reached an agreement with farmers. It will pay an additional compensation of Rs 160 per sqm to them.

The agreement was reached with one group of farmers on the initiative of Gautam Budha Nagar MP Surinder Singh Nagar.

On Saturday, the company officials met the farmers and assured them of starting the payment procedure soon.

At Noida, Jaypee Group managed to pacify the farmers by promising development of seven villages along the Expressway. The villages are located near a Jaypee project.

The company has assured the farmers that the villages would be linked with the Expressway. Farmers of the villages were protesting against the closure of the link roads to their villages by the company.

On Saturday, representatives of the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti met farmers of these villages and assured them that the company had agreed to fulfil most of their demands.

On the initiative of Noida Authority chairman Balvinder Kumar, the Noida Kisan Sangharsh Samiti representatives met the company officials on Thursday.

On Friday, the DM held talks with some farmers to end their clash with Ansal Group.