Greater Noida: Taking a hard stance against the rebelling Noida Extension farmers, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has decided to withdraw the benefits of all the farmers who have moved court against the land acquisition.

Now, the farmers reclaiming their farm land will neither get benefits like allotment of land to the tune of six percent of their acquired land nor any residential plot in the posh sectors of Noida. Even back-lease agreement will be withdrawn from the protesting farmers. The authority is preparing a list of those candidates who have already availed these benefits.

On Friday, GNIDA CEO Rama Raman said that the farmers have breached the contracts with the authority.

“According to the agreement, the farmers were to be given six percent of the total land acquired and a residential plot. But, if the farmers approach the court then all these allocations will be cancelled and benefits will be withdrawn,” he said.

The authority informed that 8,000 farmers of 38 villages were given the benefits of back-lease policy (land acquired by the government is given back to the villagers after developing).

As told by sources, residential plots have already been allotted to 200 farmers in Chi- Fai sector, 510 in Sector 3 and 525 farmers in Sector 2.

Yamuna Expressway farmers to approach court

Meanwhile, after Noida Extension, now Yamuna Expressway farmers are also gearing up to file a petition in the Allahabad High Court.

Jaganpur and Mirzapur villages on Friday called panchayat to discuss the issue. According to these farmers, lands were acquired by the authority after imposing emergency clause.

However, seeing the change in attitude of these farmers now, the development authority is trying to woo them by providing them 7 percent of the acquired land benefits.

JPN/Bureau