CM Yogi allows farmers to claim compensation against land acquired for Moto GP India


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CM Yogi visited Greater Noida for Moto GP India and also met a delegation of farmers. CM Yogi said that the farmers can claim compensation against the land occupied by them for the construction of MotoGP India.

CMYogi allows farmers to claim compensation against land acquired for MotoGP India (Photo courtesy: @CMYogiAdityaNat)
CMYogi allows farmers to claim compensation against land acquired for MotoGP India (Photo courtesy: @CMYogiAdityaNat)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Greater Noida. Moto GP India event and met a group of 21 farmers. These farmers expressed their gratitude for the decision saying that they feel that their lives and livelihoods have improved a lot.

The farmers were very happy and wanted to personally thank Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. It allowed them to receive compensation and rehabilitation benefits for government-owned land they had been using for 45 years. The land was initially acquired for the Noida International Greenfield Airport in Jewar, and earlier, the authorities denied compensation, claiming government ownership.

The construction of the airport boundary wall, initially planned for completion by the end of 2024, has been delayed due to farmers’ protests and disruptions in Jewar. Due to the protests, a 2 km section of the wall remained incomplete, raising safety and security concerns. .

However, on 1 August 2023, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved a policy allowing compensation to farmers when their “shwar” land (government land for natural water bodies and forests) is acquired for public projects. done Farmers are relieved by this decision taken by Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath acknowledged its positive impact on hundreds of farmers owning 14 hectares of land, who were blocking the airport project.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reaffirmed the government’s commitment to farmers and the needy during a meeting at Gautam Buddha University Guest House. Farmers from different areas expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister. A farmer, Meghraj Jatav, who lost his land to an airport project, thanked Chief Minister Yogi for the decision that brought happiness to their lives.

The text discusses how the administration of Gautam Buddhanagar along with NIAL initiated the process of compensating the farmers who were using government land to construct the enclosure. This compensation was paid after 45 years of land use and was seen as an important support for farmers, as exemplified by Ram Prasad, who financed his daughters’ marriages until the support was provided. were unable to assist.

Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh lauded the decision, saying it not only benefits airport farmers but also other farmers whose land is acquired for government projects across the state. , especially those who were in possession of government land by mistake many years ago.

First Published: 25 Sep 2023, 15:09 IST

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