Noida: To overcome the menace of encroachment and population in villages of Noida, the Noida Authority has constituted nine teams to work for the cause. For timely result and a complete transparency, these teams will include officials and employees of the Authority and the district administration.

The decision was taken in a meeting between Authority Chairman Balwinder Kumar and District Magistrate Hridesh Kumar here on Friday.

The Authority officials and villagers are at loggerheads over the expansion of village areas and increase in population. While the Authority officials termed it as encroachment, the villagers have called it a population expansion. Authority officials have termed the soaring population of villages as the most important concern. The solution of problem of population will also clear the way for allotment of five percent plots to the villagers.

Saturday onwards, each team will visit a village and complete the exercise by August 15.

To deal with the problems of the farmers, the Authority has called a meeting of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti and farmers on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Kisan Sangharsh Samiti organised a Panchayat in Hoshiarpur village on Friday in which farmers raised voice for resolution of their problems. Member of Parliament Surendra Nagar has assured the farmers to raise their issue in the meeting.