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More And More Farmers Taking Hiked Compensation In Noida Extn

Greater Noida (UP), August 10: In good news for Noida Extension flat buyers, more and more farmers from Patwari village, whose land was acquired for constructing apartments, are coming forward and taking the hiked compensation
PTI August 11, 2011 12:10 IST
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Greater Noida (UP), August 10: In good news for Noida Extension flat buyers, more and more farmers from Patwari village, whose land was acquired for constructing apartments, are coming forward and taking the hiked compensation after signing the agreement with the authorities.  

Till late this evening, around 150 farmers had taken the hiked compensation from land and aqcuistion department at the authority office. Several farmers were still at the office which will function till 11 pm.

Gautam Budha Nagar MP Surindera Singh Nagar told PTI that more and more farmers, after studying the Patwari pact documents, were coming forward to take the hiked amount.

“The Patwari pact was reached due to initiative taken by Nagar after authorities officers' attempt had failed to break the ice. A total 1400 farmers from Patwari would be entitled to the hiked compensation.

The higher compensation would bring an additional burden on the authorities to the tune of Rs.295 crores, said Nagar.

August 12 is the last date to execute the out-of-court settlement with Patwari farmers.

The authorities hope to get the individual agreements from a majority of the farmers and they would be submitted before the court.

Meanwhile, farmers from other villages held a panchayat at Kanarsi village and decided to move the court to get the hike in compensation on Patwari pattern.

“We are talking to farmers of other villages too and getting their views and priorities and demands. This will help us in striking deal with other farmers,” said Nagar. PTI