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CM Yogi promises a ‘fair deal’ to local farmers

PTI
Published : Aug 4, 2018, 1:32 am IST
Updated : Aug 4, 2018, 1:32 am IST

The farmers reportedly want to be paid four times the circle rate. The government wants them to take just double, according to an official.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo: File)
 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo: File)

Noida: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday promised justice to the local farmers who are unhappy with the money they are getting for the land being acquired by the state government for the Jewar International Airport.

Adityanath asked the district administration here to resolve the issue and submit a report on it within eight days, Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh said.

 

The chief minister gave the directions after a discussion with the farmers during a visit to the Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida.

“I assure the farmers that they will get justice and appropriate compensation for their land. I also want to tell them not to get misled by the Opposition,” he said, according to a press release issued by the MLA.

“The people who are opposing this today are the same people who never wanted Jewar to get an airport,” the chief minister said.

About 150 farmers from eight villages in Jewar area came to the university to meet Adityanath.

The ambitious project had reportedly hit a hurdle in June following stiff resistance from the residents of these villages, which fall under its phase 1.

 

Much of the conflict is over the categorisation of the area as urban or rural, which determines the amount the farmers get under the land acquisition law.

The farmers reportedly want to be paid four times the circle rate. The government wants them to take just double, according to an official.

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