Friday, December 07, 2018

2-day ‘jan sunvai’ over Jewar airport land plaints

Greater Noida: The district administration has issued a two-day schedule for ‘jan sunvai’ of 570 complaints received from farmers over land acquisition for Jewar airport.
The hearing will be held on December 10 and 11 in the office of the additional district magistrate (land acquisition) in Greater Noida.

Balram Singh, ADM (land acquisition) said as per the Land Acquisition Act 2013, hearing of farm owners’ complaints and feedback is mandatory before the acquisition starts.

“The farmers have given suggestions and objections on three topics: area and suitability of land proposed to be acquired, justification offered, and findings of the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) report. We have categorised the complaints and called the land owners on two days. The complaints of farm owners from Dayanatpur village will be resolved on December 10. The complaints from other five villages – Kishorepur, Rohi, Parohi, Ranhera and Banwaribas – will be addressed on the second day,” he said.

The meetings’ outcome will be incorporated in the final report for Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) scheme. The administration has completed door-to-door survey of households in six villages and they are in the process to prepare R&R report.

B N Singh, district magistrate, said the administration has cleared most technical formalities and there are no hurdles in the project. “The government had notified the earmarked land and the farm owners were given two months’ time to submit their objections and feedback. The work is progressing smoothly and land will be acquired soon as per law,” he said.
07/12/18 Shafaque Alam/Times of India