In the face of farmers’ protest for bigger compensation in Bhatta Parasaul, the UP has claimed it has paid the highest compensation in the state for the land in Noida and Greater Noida acquired for developmental purpose.
On Monday, a government spokesman said the farmers in the two places had been paid Rs 44 lakh and Rs 36 lakh per acre respectively. This was a bigger amount than what was paid for the land acquired by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in Agra, Ghaziabad or for the rail coach factory in Rae Bareli.
The compensation rate in six districts for the 165-km long expressway from Greater Noida to Agra was between Rs 22 lakh and Rs 35 lakh per acre. Over the last five years — from 2006 to 2011 — the figure has gone up to Rs 44 lakh per acre in Noida.