Greater Noida: The joy over the announcement of new land acquisition policy for farmers may be short lived as  majority of the village land in Noida and Greater Noida has already been acquired. Barring a few, the land acquisition has been completed in most of the villages in the district, following which the farmers will not be able to seek the benefits of the new land policy.

However, the farmers of Greater Noida Phase-II and Yamuna Expressway are amongst a few beneficiaries who are expected to be benefitted most.

Chief Minister Mayawati had announced the new land acquisition policy on June 02. Against 113 villages, Greater Noida Authority has already acquired land of 80 villages. The authority will undertake acquisition of lands of 177 villages under Greater Noida Phase-II.

The land in a dozen villages including Bhatta-Parsaul, Mutaina, Achepura, Thasrana, Nilauni-Mirzapur, Shahpur, Munj Kheda, Unchi Dankaur, Rustampur and Jaganpur-Afzalpur, falling in the region of Yamuna Authority have been acquired. To the annoyance of the farmers of these villages, they will not be getting benefits of the state government’s move.

However, over a dozen villages of Greater Noida, where in action was taken under Section-4 will be benefitted with the new land policy.

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It is worth mentioning here that the GNA had last month implemented Section-4 in Vaidpura, Roja Jalalpur, Jaan Samana and Chapiyana villages. Besides, the Authority is going to initiate enquiry under Section-4 in Saddullapur, Jalpura, Milak, Khodna Kala, Sunpura, Haldauni and Bhura Rawal villages. According to sources, the farmers of these villages will be provided the benefits of new land acquisition policy.

Bhatta-Parsaul farmers not keen

The new land acquisition policy may have come up for the UP farmers in the backdrop of Bhatta-Parsaul clash. However, the farmers of the twin-villages will be devoid of benefits of the policy. Consequently, the farming community in the Bhatta-Parsaul is not enthusiastic about the Mayawati government’s initiative.

One of the villagers, Ved Prakash Sharma says, “There is no provision for the agricultural workers under the new scheme. This has raised problem of livelihood before him.”

Another farmer, Satyaveer remarks, “The policy should have benefitted those farmers whose land has has already been acquired. After the land acquisition, they have been rendered helpless as their wards have no option to earn their bread.”

The farmers of such villages are demanding help from the Government in seeking employment and accommodation.

JPN/Bureau