Land row: Mayawati announces new land acquisition policy

Lucknow:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has finally met farmers protesting for greater compensation for land and announced a new land acquisition policy which will come into effect from today.

She though clarified that the new policy will not affect land acquisition in Bhatta-Parsaul.

The chief minister said the private players will have to directly acquire the land and the government will only act as a facilitator.

She further added that farmers will be given 16 per cent of developed land.

Last month, farmers' agitation at Bhatta Parsaul in Greater Noida had turned ugly with four persons, including two farmers and as many cops losing their lives.

Earlier, BSP supremo charged Congress party over fuelling the agitation in Uttar Pradesh when she said, "The Congress was only responsible for the demonstrations by the peasantry."

"We will raise the issue in Parliament for bringing uniform land acquisition policy," Mayawati added while stating her strategy to resolve the land acquisition spat.

The Allahabad High Court on May 30 cancelled the 170 hectare land acquisition in Gulistanpur in Greater Noida. Earlier 100 farmers approached the court seeking justice as the government "forcefully" grabbed the farm lands.

The Mayawati government reportedly acquired the land for private real estate developers. The High Court also asked the state government to pay for any monetary loss to any farmer.

However, the Supreme Court on the same day refused to entertain a petition seeking a CBI enquiry into the alleged excesses and violence unleashed by the Uttar Pradesh government on farmers protesting against "forcible" acquisition of land at Bhatta Parsaul.

Assembly elections are due in Uttar Pradesh in 2012.
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  • दो दर्जन गांवों के किसानों ने रविवार तक मा

    दो दर्जन गांवों के किसानों ने रविवार तक मांगे पूरी करने का अल्टिमेटम
    7 Jun 2011, 0400 hrs IST

    Navbharat Times - दो दर्जन गांवों के किसानों ने रविवार तक मांगे पूरी करने का अल्टिमेटम

    संवाददाता ॥ ग्रेनो अथॉरिटी : ग्रेटर नोएडा किसान संघर्ष समिति के बैनर तले बिसरख, पतवाड़ी, इटेहरा, हैबतपुर, रोजा, चौगानपुर, सैनी, खैरपुर गुर्जर, तुस्याना, जुनपत, सिरसा, खानपुर समेत दो दर्जन गांवों के किसान नोएडा-ग्रेनो अथॉरिटी के सीईओ रमा रमण से मिले। किसानों ने मांग की है कि लीज बैक के अलावा किसानों को 7 पर्सेंट आवासीय प्लॉट व अथॉरिटी की स्कीमों में 17.5 पर्सेंट कोटा दिया जाए। उन्होंने चेतावनी दी कि अगर किसानों की मांगों को रविवार तक पूरा नहीं किया गया तो वे सोमवार से नोएडा एक्सटेंशन में बिल्डरांे का काम बंद कराकर अनिश्चितकालीन आंदोलन शुरू करंेगे। किसान संघर्ष समिति के अध्यक्ष मनवीर भाटी ने बताया कि किसानों को लीज बैक के अलावा अधिग्रहण के बदले मिलने वाले 7 पर्सेंट प्लॉट व आवासीय योजनाओं में 17 पर्सेंट आरक्षण के लाभ से वंचित किया जा रहा है। किसान ऐसा हरगिज नहीं होने देंगे। सीईओ के साथ हुई बैठक में बलराज प्रधान, अजय प्रधान, पवन शर्मा, अजब सिंह प्रधान, रामे प्रधान, बिजेंद्र प्रधान, रवि प्रधान, भीम सिंह, प्रदीप यादव, जगदीश, ओमेंद्र भाटी, धर्म सिंह, ओमवीर भाटी, राजेन्द्र प्रधान, रमेश प्रधान आदि किसान शामिल थे।
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  • I don't think that situation in NE is solved yet. It is an ongoing process, which won't be resolved till the UP elections next year.....
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  • Originally Posted by djvjain
    I don't think that situation in NE is solved yet. It is an ongoing process, which won't be resolved till the UP elections next year.....


    Baba Ramdev tried to deviate farmers from this topic but it seems farmers are back on track :bab (38):
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