REWARI: While Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was singing paeans to Haryana's land acquisition policy during his much-hyped "kisan padyatra" in Uttar Pradesh, farmers in Rewari district have raised a banner of revolt against acquisition of land for setting up a housing project.

Residents of five villages adjoining Rewari town had decided against giving away their agriculture land to Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), which is planning to develop two residential sectors on their land.

HUDA estate office at Rewari has issued a notification on Wednesday for setting up sectors 20 and 21 on the land in these villages and served notices to land owners under section 4 of Land Acquisition Act.

HUDA has proposed to acquire around 454.93 acres land of these villages. However, a large number of farmers from affected villages of Kalaka, Konsiwas, Jhanjhanwas, Peewra andn Mataiya Kalan held a panchayat on Friday and submitted a memorandum to Rewari district administration urging the government to withdraw the notice.

Sarpanch of Kalaka village, Kirori Mal, who presided over the panchayat, held that the chunk of agriculture land which has been earmarked for residential sector is very fertile land and farmers in these villages depend on it to earn a living.

Rewari farmers warn against land acquisition - The Times of India
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  • Hi,


    I think it does not make any sense to compare the incident of Rewari with one of the worst case of Land acquisition i.e. Noida Extension where, before farmers were duped and now investors are being duped by the questionable nexus of builder and GNIDA. In Rewari, it is still between farmers and HUDA only.

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    Originally Posted by fritolay_ps
    REWARI: While Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was singing paeans to Haryana's land acquisition policy during his much-hyped "kisan padyatra" in Uttar Pradesh, farmers in Rewari district have raised a banner of revolt against acquisition of land for setting up a housing project.

    Residents of five villages adjoining Rewari town had decided against giving away their agriculture land to Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), which is planning to develop two residential sectors on their land.

    HUDA estate office at Rewari has issued a notification on Wednesday for setting up sectors 20 and 21 on the land in these villages and served notices to land owners under section 4 of Land Acquisition Act.

    HUDA has proposed to acquire around 454.93 acres land of these villages. However, a large number of farmers from affected villages of Kalaka, Konsiwas, Jhanjhanwas, Peewra andn Mataiya Kalan held a panchayat on Friday and submitted a memorandum to Rewari district administration urging the government to withdraw the notice.

    Sarpanch of Kalaka village, Kirori Mal, who presided over the panchayat, held that the chunk of agriculture land which has been earmarked for residential sector is very fertile land and farmers in these villages depend on it to earn a living.

    Rewari farmers warn against land acquisition - The Times of India
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  • Despite, Haryana's much touted land acquisition policy by the Congress, I expect problems to crop up there also in future. Farmers across the country will be emboldened to take on the Government on this issue. Rather than settling the issue, the SC judgement will create issues for all States.
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  • Definitely haryana going to face huge farmers issue after Rahul visit to UP.Already even fbd Naharpar area farmers started agitation to increase their compensation and this further spreads fire.....
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  • Farmers in Rewari On Dharna Against HUDA's Acquisition of 454 Acres of Fertile Land


    Farmers of five villages here commenced an indefinite dharna in protest against the land being acquired by the state-owned Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) for setting up residential sectors.


    The farmers, who commenced their agitation yesterday, are demanding immediate cessation of the proceedings to acquire their 454 acres of fertile land by HUDA.

    Expressing the solidarity with the agitating farmers, INLD legislator Rao Bahadur Singh, District party chief Sunil Chaudhary, INLD state executive committee member Satish Yadav and other party leaders joined the dharna here.

    Addressing a media conference, the INLD leaders said that the agitating farmers in Haryana urgently needed Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's benign stewardship to ward off their "deepening crisis".

    "Rahul Gandhi should come over here and see for himself the predicament that was being faced by the hapless farmers here notwithstanding the much-acclaimed acquisition policy of the Hooda government," they said. Besides, they also wanted the state youth congress president Chiranjeev Rao to support the farmers' cause.

    -Economic times
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  • Farmers up in arms against state govt


    After Greater Noida farmers reclaimed their land in Shahberi village on the directions of Supreme Court, the farmers whose lands have been acquired by the Haryana government are up in arms against the state. Major projects in the line of fire are the proposed 250-acre Exhibition cum Convention Center (Pragati Maidan), 30-acre Inter-state Bus Terminal (ISBT) and Reliance Industries Limited's 25,000-acre multi-product special economic zone (SEZ).

    Farmers have alleged that 1,700 acres of land was acquired by the Haryana government for developing industrial estate but was given to RIL in 2006 that failed to keep its promise of setting up SEZ and provide employment.

    On Saturday, the farmers from village Garoli Kalan, Khurd, Narsingpur, Harsaroo, Khandsa held a meeting in village Narsingpur.

    They said that the Haryana government had acquired the
    land in 2006 from these villages at the rate of around Rs 12 lakh per acre where the current market price is around Rs 4-5 crore.

    “Haryana government had acquired land to develop an industrial estate but transferred the land to RIL for an SEZ which has not come up yet. It's been about five years. We now demand that the farmer's land should be returned as it is not being used,” said Mahinder Shastri, the convener of Azad Hind Kisan Mahasangh.

    Within a week's time, it was the second meeting organised. Farmers from three villages near Manesar had held a similar meeting on July 10 to oppose the state's decision to acquire 1,150 acres of land at throwaway prices for the extension of Industrial Model Township (IMT) Manesar.
    Next day, the farmers had also filed a writ petition in Punjab & Haryana High Court.

    “Haryana government had forcibly taken over our land and RIL has done nothing more than erecting a boundary wall around the land that they received from the government as sweat equity of 10% in the HSIIDC-RIL SEZ,” said Satpal Garoli, who gave away 10 acres of land.
    However, RIL officials refuted the allegation.

    “We have not only completed the boundary wall work, but also have started developing facilities for the Information Technology and enabled services companies. We are also going to enter into agreements with a number of auto manufacturing companies that would start operating from here in time to come,” an official said.

    On the other hand, HSIIDC officials said the farmers had no business of raising a hue and cry as they had not only accepted the compensation, but were also receiving annuity of R35,000 per acre per annum.
    The amount is Rs 38,000 now as it increases by Rs 1000 every year.
    The farmers would continue to get annuity for 35 years as per the provisions of land acquisition policy, the officials said.

    Farmers up in arms against state govt - Hindustan Times
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  • Dear Investors,

    There is a program organized by on 22nd JULY (i.e. today) AT 7 PM by AAJ TAK
    at GOLF HOMES, SITE OFFICE

    And there is a meeting on Sunday 24th July at 2 pm GOLE CHAKKAR. The Investors are gathering in huge numbers. But we need more and more people to join.

    Please circulate this information. We need support. This issue is spreading like fire and in today's papers it states that its reaching Greater Noida and Noida too. Please we need support! We all need to be together before the our dreams are ruined, shattered and smashed!!!

    My sincere request to people whose projects are not under dispute right now to also come forward for support. We cant see entire Noida doomed!!

    Please put this information on yahoo groups also. We need to be united like farmers. This is the last chance to save our dream home. After 26th, we can fight for refund if required but this is last time we can save our home!! Please be there! Lets at least give it a last shot!
    Thanks....
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