Greater Noida:The impasse over land issue in Noida Extension refuses to die down. This time the deadlock has been created by the farmers of Itera and Haibatpur villages who have struck a discordant note between themselves over a compromise taken place with the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA).
A deal was struck on Saturday night between GINDA and farmers of both the villages. The Authority had also prepared the blueprint of the pact.

However, later on in a meeting held in the village on Sunday, the farmers took a U-turn refusing to acknowledge the pact.

Two groups of farmers namely Grameen Panchayat Morcha and Kisan Sangharsh Samiti organised a meeting in Itera on Sunday and warned the farmers to watch out for Authority’s double standard.They further said that they would only accept the verdict of the court.

The chief convenor of the meeting, Ranveer Singh Nagar,alleged the Authority of misleading them.One of the leaders of the Farmers Union,Dushyant Nagar said that builders at Ghaziabad crossing and Rajnagar areas are offering farmers Rs 15, 000 per sq feet for their plots.He further said the GNIDA will not be offered plots at lesser rates than this.

Spokesperson of Sangharsh Samiti,Manveer Bhati clarified that the Authority should reach at a compromise with all the farmers which should take place either in their villages or in the Authority office. Most of the farmers are not in favour of the proposal offered by the Authority,he added.

On the other hand,in a meeting which took place at the Noida residence of Minister of Rural Engineering Services, Thakur Jaiveer Singh, on Saturday night, former pradhan Rami clarified that ninety percent farmers of Haibatpur and fifty percent of Itera village have agreed to the proposal put forward by the GNIDA.
The meeting was attended by MP Surendra Nagar, Chairman GNIDA Mohinder Singh and CEO Rama Raman.

 JPN\ Bureau