In a landmark determination, the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Growth Authority has determined to give the identical compensation and rehabilitation benefits which might be being provided to farmers to land owners who bought agricultural land from native farmers in areas falling close to the Noida airport and later gave it up for the greenfield airport mission.
Earlier, solely farmers used to get all rehabilitation services and perks, and those that bought land from them solely acquired a financial compensation in opposition to the land acquired.
Now as per the brand new order, Yeida will supply not solely the cash but in addition different benefits corresponding to land and jobs to these whose land has been acquired until January 1, 2014. These land owners ought to have bought the land earlier than April 24, 2001, when the Uttar Pradesh authorities established the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Growth Authority (Yeida) so as to management and monitor the event alongside the 165km Yamuna Expressway.
At the very least 800 land owners will profit from this new determination, mentioned Yeida officers.
“These land owners used to get solely cash in opposition to the land acquired earlier than 2014. However now these land owners who purchased agricultural land earlier than 2001 will turn into eligible for residential plots too. It means we are going to allot 7% land in opposition to the whole land acquired for residential utilization. We are going to deal with these land owners equally with these farmers, who’ve their ancestral land and the identical has been acquired for developmental initiatives,” mentioned Arun Vir Singh, chief govt officer of the Yeida.
As per the principles, Yeida offers cash and residential plots to farmers, whose land is acquired for improvement initiatives corresponding to airport, roads, parks, industrial initiatives and others. Additionally, Yeida allots residential land for households of farmers.
“The board on January 29, 2024, determined these land owners, who bought the land from native farmers, should additionally get the identical benefits,” mentioned Singh.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities on April 24, 2001, had established Yeida for improvement of areas between Higher Noida and Agra. The target was to arrange industries to generate employment and develop city areas. Round 2 lakh hectares from 1,187 villages of six districts — Gautam Budh Nagar, Bulandshahar, Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura and Agra — had been notified beneath Yeida. Nevertheless, the authority has been in a position to purchase solely 20,000 hectares alongside the expressway with an intention to allot the identical for improvement.