Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met around 100 farmers of 10 villages regarding the proposal of the Jewar International Airport; concerns were raised over the land acquisition and he assured the farmers that the government will give them a fair deal. The directions were given by the Chief Minister after his meeting with the farmers during his visit to the Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida.
“The Chief Minister said that I assure the farmer’s justice and a fair compensation for their land. I don’t want them to be misled by any opposition, he also said that government understands the sentiments of the farmers and a fair deal for their land will be done” Jewar Dhirendra Singh a BJP MLA.
The Centre had set up a Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee (PMIC) in April this year to expedite the project.
“Uttar Pradesh CM further said this government is for the farmers, and their interests over the land will be taken care of. Discussions between officials and the farmers will be addressed and taken care off”
Villagers from Dayanatpur, Ranhera, Rohi, Kishorpur, Banwaripur, Siwara, Ramner and Paarohi village attended the meeting with the officials.
The major conflict is over the categorization of the area as urban or rural, which will determine how much amount farmers will get under the land acquisition law. Compensation offered was as per the urban area whereas the panchayat system has already ended, Village head is demanding the compensation as per the rates of the rural areas. “Officials will look into the legal process and will work on the solution, said the CM”