Farmers Sit On Dharna In Noida

Noida, Jul 22 : Hundreds of farmers  on Wednesday  sat on dharna at Sector 74-75 here, protesting land acquisition by the state government and demanding hike in compensation.The farmers, under the banner of Kisan Sangarsh
farmers sit on dharna in noida - India TV
PTI 22 Jul 2011, 13:12:16 PM IST

Noida, Jul 22 : Hundreds of farmers  on Wednesday  sat on dharna at Sector 74-75 here, protesting land acquisition by the state government and demanding hike in compensation.

The farmers, under the banner of Kisan Sangarsh Samiti Sorkha Jahirabad, claimed that state government had not given them 5 per cent developed land as promised, and also demanded hike in compensation.

They alleged their land was acquired in 2005 and were not given the land compensation, that was hiked in 2008.

“Our land was acquired under urgency clause for industrial purpose and allotted to private builders,” said a protesting farmer.

He claimed that officials have requested one week's time to solve the problem. PTI

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