Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met a delegation of farmers on Wednesday, who agreed to give their land for the proposed Jewar International Airport. He assured that the Govt will help the affected families and take care of their interest by providing them better compensation. A delegation of 26 farmers led by Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh and YEIDA Chairman Dr. Prabhat Kumar met the chief minister and discussed the airport project for 40 minutes.
Elaborating more on the meeting, Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh said, “The CM expressed happiness as more than 70% of farmers have happily agreed to give their land for the airport project. He assured us that the government will take care of the interests of farmers who are giving up their agricultural land for the ambitious project,”
According to Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, the administration needs to have the consent of 70% farmers before it can start the land acquisition. Few days back, 4,210 families out of the total 5,926 families gave their consent for the acquisition taking the total tally to 71%.
Now the administration will send a complete list to the Government and after the approval, the UP government will soon issue a notification to begin the land acquisition procedure.
Dhirendra Singh further said that the project will redefine the image of the entire region, including Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna Expressway, and bring in huge investments and jobs.
For the first phase of acquisition, the administration needs a total of 1,300-hectares of land from six villages— Rohi, Parohi, Banwaribas, Ramner, Dayanatpur, and Ranhera. The estimated budget for the project is Rs 15,000- 20,000 crores and the govt is expecting to start its operation by 2022-23.