Greater Noida: After the Allahabad High Court adjourned the hearing of the land acquisition case, the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has stepped up its efforts to strike a deal with more farmers of Patwari village on the issue of land compensation.

On Thursday, 40 more villagers signed the agreement paper and received their compensation.

In a review meeting with subordinate officers, GNIDA CEO Rama Raman issued directives to prepare a list of farmers who have not yet received their compensation. He asked the officers to meet farmers personally. DCO and ADM, Land Acquisition, are likely to meet the farmers on Friday.

Meanwhile the date of hearing for Greater Noida land acquisition has been extended from August 17 as one of the Judges recused himself from the case. The Allahabad High Court Chief Justice will form another bench that would hear the case afresh.

According to the sources, before new bench takes charge of the case, GNIDA has planned to submit maximum number of agreement papers in the court.

According to the CEO, over 975 farmers have received their share of compensation till now. Still 650 villagers are yet to get their compensation including those who have not inherited land from their forefathers. 

The authority also wants to give benefit of the compensation to these farmers as well.

However farmers have demanded get eight percent of their developed land along with the compensation. The development authority plans to get into agreement with these farmers in a day or two.

JPN/Bureau