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In the Shadow Of Soon-To-Come Jewar Airport, Farmers Live In Tents


In the Shadow Of Soon-To-Come Jewar Airport, Farmers Live In Tents

All the residents of Rohi village needed to relocate to make manner for the airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the basis for the Jewar airport in Noida, close to Delhi,  on Thursday — barely 700 meters from a row of tents the place farmers whose lands have been acquired for the 5,730 crore challenge (First part), reside with households. A few of them say they didn’t obtain the land for home promised by the authorities. Others say they’re but to obtain any compensation. The native BJP MLA admitted that the land acquisition was made in a rush.

All the residents of Rohi village needed to relocate to make manner for the airport. However there are nonetheless round 100 households who’re residing in tents.

One in every of the farmers, 45-year-old Om Pal, has been residing in a plastic tent for the final three years. He says he didn’t obtain any compensation or land in the metropolis to construct a home on.

“My file has been ready for 3 years… that is in the hand of the officers,” Om Pal informed wantpassport.

Ram Swaroop, who needed to evacuate his 90-metre brick home, has been pressured to reside in a tent with spouse.  

In close by Nanglasharif village, 15 households have been residing in tents after their properties have been razed for the airport challenge. There isn’t any water in the space and electrical energy has been disconnected.

One in every of the residents, Hassan Mohammad, will spend his third winter in a tent, along with his spouse and 4 babies. He stated he has obtained compensation, however not a plot for a home, as promised.

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“We obtained 5.5 lakh, however no land or cash to construct a home, although my papers are so as,” he informed wantpassport. “So we now have been residing right here. With these babies, the place will I’m going?”

Those that have obtained 50 meter plots to construct a house, have additionally been pressured to reside right here, for the sake of their animals. Given the restricted house, there’s nowhere to construct barns.

Ajay Pratap Singh, 62, a resident of Kheda Dayanatpur, had approached the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom towards the land acquisition for the airport.

In his petition, he has alleged that they didn’t obtain compensation in accordance with the Land Acquisition Act.

“It by no means occurs that the inhabitants is asserted rural and their agricultural land is asserted as city, this has by no means occurred. We’re rural, so we must always obtain 4 occasions of circle price, however they’ve given us solely 2 occasions the circle price by calling us city,” he stated.

The BJP’s Dhirendra Singh, the MLA from Jewar, admitted that the land acquisition was made in a rush, which is why the farmers didn’t obtain the compensation or the promised plot of land. “We would have liked extra time to relocate them. However since the Uttar Pradesh authorities had an understanding with the firms about when the land needs to be handed over, the farmers needed to face hardship. We’ll sit down with officers and type this out,” he added.

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