SC orders bigger compensation for farmland acquired in Noida

SC orders bigger compensation for farmland acquired in Noida

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to disburse additional compensation to the farmers whose land had been acquired in Noida and Greater Noida.

In an order that could lead to shooting of property rates in the National Capital Region, the court also directed the authorities to hand over developed land to the extent of 10 per cent to the farmers.

A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice H L Dattu dismissed a bunch of appeals filed by the state government, and Noida and Greater Noida development authorities against the Allahabad High Court in October 2011.

The court refused to interfere with the order of HC, which allowed acquisition of land around 49 villages after payment of adequate compensation to the farmers.

“The Land Acquisition Act is meant for them. The compensation has to be reasonable and the stand of the authorities must be balanced. What the High Court has done appears reasonable to us,” the bench said, rejecting a plea that only 5 to 6 per cent of the developed land should be given to farmers in Noida and Greater Noida respectively.
DH News Service