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Senior officials fail to soothe nerves on Day 6

india Updated: Jul 25, 2011 23:49 IST
HT Correspondent

On the sixth day of farmers’ agitation seeking developed land plots and greater compensation for their land acquired in Noida, the authority could not end the impasse.

Farmers held another mahapanchayat in village Gejha amid police deployment and decided to hold such meetings everyday at different locations till August 5. Farmers have threatened if the authority did not meet their demands by August 5, they would stall construction projects in Noida. The farmers also tried to take out a “padyatra” for awareness against land acquisition. It was not allowed by policemen.

Their first target would be residential towers being built by more than a dozen builders in 8 sectors (74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 117, 116 and 113) of Noida. Projects underway in the area include: JM-Orchid, Skytech-Metrott, Supertech-NorthEye, Gardenia-Golf City, Supertech-CapeTown, Amrapali-Silicon City, Express-Zenith, Aditya-Celebrity Homes and Prateek.

The authority on Monday reiterated its position that it would give developed land plots soon and also solve all abadi land disputes. Noida chairman Balwindar Kumar met farmers and assured this but could not promise increased compensation. “The matter has been forwarded to the state government,” he said.

The chairman visited Sorkha and Parthla villages and announced peripheral roads would be constructed. He promised farmers would be allowed to retain their claims of all existing abadi lands.

He said the authority would begin issuing letters of possession of developed plots from the next week. Farmers joined hand about a week ago to seek greater compensation and rehabilitation benefits.