Noida farmers to get land compensation soon
As per the policy, the authority allots a residential plot of 5% of the total land acquired for urbanisation from the farmer. Since 1976, the authority has acquired around 20,000 hectares of agricultural land for setting up industries. However, hundreds of farmers are yet to be allotted their 5% share of residential plots.noida Updated: May 12, 2017 22:10 IST
The Noida authority chief executive officer Amit Mohan Prasad on Friday has directed the staff to make a list of eligible farmers who are yet to be allotted residential plots under land compensation schemes.
As per the policy, the authority allots a residential plot of 5% of the total land acquired for urbanisation from the farmer. Since 1976, the authority has acquired around 20,000 hectares of agricultural land for setting up industries. However, hundreds of farmers are yet to be allotted their 5% share of residential plots.
“The chief executive officer (of Noida authority) has directed the land records department to do a survey and make a list of all farmers who are yet to get 5% residential plot. Once the list is ready, plots will be allotted to farmers,” said Shishir Singh, additional CEO of the Noida authority.
The CEO directed officials to expedite the allotment of residential plots to farmers, after they filed a complaint with the UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Farmers alleged that officials took a bribe to allot these plots.
The CEO said he will make sure that farmers get these plots at the earliest without any hassle.
The authority will follow a new policy for allotting plots to eligible farmers, as there have been many allegations of selected farmers being allotted plots at prime locations. “In the past, what happened was that influential farmers formed a nexus with officials and they selectively allotted plots to a few farmers. This will not happen here on because a uniform policy will be adhered to,” an authority official said.
As per the new policy, if there are 40 farmers in a particular village who are to be allotted plots, for instance, then all of them will be allotted plots in the same sector.
“Earlier, what happened was that around two of 50 farmers used to pay bribes to get prime residential plots allotted. Now, farmers have filed complaints on this issue with the CM’s office. As a result, the authority will ensure that there is no corruption in allotment of plots,” an official said.
First Published: May 12, 2017 22:10 IST