In a big boost for the Jewar Airport development, as many as 2,350 farmers gave their consent for the land acquisition. As per the latest reports, the local authority got the permission of approximately 75% of the farmers for the required acquisition of agricultural land for the airport project in Jewar.
Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh confirmed the news and said, “The government needs consent for 1,230 hectares of agricultural land. We have got consent for 916 hectares and the remaining land is owned by the government itself. That means we have got consent for 75% of the total land required for the project. We will now inform the UP chief minister about this development.”
He further said that, as per Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, the administration needs to have the consent of 70% farmers before it can start the land acquisition.
YEIDA sources said that after this step, now they will start working on section 11 of the Land Act, where all farmers land will be tallied and a detailed report will be filed. However, this process required a maximum of three months, but here most of the work has been done so, it will be completed in a month.
“Once this report will be prepared, we will start the tender and bidding process, while the rehabilitation process of farmers will start after two months. Work on the residential plot of farmers will be done after that.” the source further added.
According to government sources, they have offered Rs 2,300 per square meter to the displaced landowners, a job at the proposed airport to one member of each family, a residential plot of 50 percent size of what the farmers currently own and Rs 5, 85,000 as rehabilitation cost.