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Walia asks agencies to compensate farmers for acquired land

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 22:18

New Delhi: Delhi Finance Minister A K Walia
today directed various government agencies to compensate the
farmers whose land were acquired for developmental projects.

The direction came after a group of farmers from
North-West and West Delhi areas called on Walia requesting him
to give them compensation for their land acquired by various
government agencies.

Walia instructed the concerned departments to resolve the
issue as per satisfaction of the farmers.

The Minister also discussed the issue of giving
compensation to the farmers with Principal Secretary (Finance)
J P Singh, Managing Director of DSIIDC Chetan B Sanghi and
senior officials of the Department of Land and Building.

Officials said DSIIDC has sought Rs 368 crore from the
government to compensate the farmers for the land acquired
from them. They said DJB, Urban Development Department and PWD
have sought Rs three crore, Rs one crore and Rs four crore,
respectively, to compensate the farmers.

The Delhi Development Authority has also sought Rs 16.44
crore to compensate the farmers.


First Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 22:18
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