Today in New Delhi, India
Oct 16, 2018-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Farmers favour developed land to cash

THE INDORE Development Authority (IDA) received wholehearted support from the farmers for its proposal of giving 20 per cent developed land to the farmers against their land in its scheme number 151 under State Housing Policy, 1995 instead of cash compensation.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 17:24 IST

THE INDORE Development Authority (IDA) received wholehearted support from the farmers for its proposal of giving 20 per cent developed land to the farmers against their land in its scheme number 151 under State Housing Policy, 1995 instead of cash compensation.

IDA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) CB Singh said that around 200 of the total of about 250 farmers, whose land will come under the scheme, have already given in writing to the IDA their willingness for the proposal of getting 20 per cent fully developed land in lieu of their land affected by the ambitious project that connects Airport with MR-10. Besides, 16 more landowners have assured the IDA that they are also willing to support the IDA proposal.

The IDA had held a final public hearing of affected farmers at its premises yesterday to know their preference. Apart from senior IDA officials, IDA Chairman Madhu Verma, who is the mastermind behind the 20 per cent land proposal, was also present at the hearing yesterday.

The IDA had earlier also held primary hearings to inform the farmers about the IDA’s proposals and the pros and cons of the proposal. The IDA had set January 7 as the last date for the farmers to make up their mind regarding the mode of compensation. They were given two options. Either to go for cash compensation under the Land Acquisition Act or for 20 per cent developed land

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 17:24 IST