In order to move ahead in the land acquisition process, the UP Government has decided to offer Jewar farmers a circle rate of Rs 2,300 per square metre for the development of Jewar International Airport. As per the state Govt, this rate is almost three times the current circle rate of Rs 900.
While the meetings for land acquisition process have already begun, farmers from many villages have asked for four times of the current circle rate. The decision was taken after the officials met around 40 farmers and farm owners from six villages whose land is proposed to be acquired to build NCR’s second airport. However it is also said that the rates are not the final one and it will be decided after more rounds of consultation.
Giving more information on this, Prabhat Kumar, chairman of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), said, “We discussed the issue. The farmers had some queries, which were clarified. The government is offering Rs 2,300 per square metre for land acquisition, plus other benefits under rehabilitation and resettlement plan. Some farmers have agreed to the proposal while some others have sought time to take a final call,”
He further said that if the farm owners get ready to give up rehabilitation and resettlement benefits, they we can also pay them Rs 2500 per square metre. These benefits include a payoff to the family, allotment of a house and transportation allowance etc.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has also directed the officials no to go for any forceful land acquisition for the Green field Noida International Airport.
“The administration has made a proposal for Rs 2,300 per square metre, but this is not final. Consultations will be held to reach a conclusion, after which the final rate will be decided,” District magistrate B N Singh added.
A total of 5000 hectare land has been identified for the development of proposed Jewar Airport. Out of this, around 1200 hectares will be acquired for the first phase of development.