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Farmer’s land not to be acquired without their consent: Badal

Last Updated: Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 19:07

Chandigarh: With farmers in Jalandhar averse to acquisition of their land for construction of a residential colony, Punjab Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday ruled out the possibility saying not even an inch of their land could be taken away without their consent.

"The state government has already laid down a clear cut policy of land pooling under which not even an inch of land can be acquired without the consent of the people," Badal told reporters in Jalandhar.

Resentment was brewing among farmers in Jalandhar with reports about a possible acquisition of 380 acres of their land by the Jalandhar Improvement Trust under a government scheme to build a residential colony in the town.

However, Badal reassured the farmers that they would not be uprooted under any circumstances and said he had asked the Trust to review the scheme.

Meanwhile, Punjab government sent a convoy of 120 trucks carrying cattle feed and fodder to Leh to help the flood-hit people there.

25 trucks laden with cattle feed from Markfed have been sent to Leh from Jalandhar and 95 trucks of fodder from Kapurthala, Taran Tarn, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur, Badal said.

In addition to it, as many as 380 more trucks of cattle feed and fodder would be sent to Leh from the districts of Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Taran Tarn, Nawanshahar, Kapurthala , Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib daily for the next four days.


First Published: Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 19:07

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