Farmers in Inayatpur village demand revised land price

The heat of farmers` agitation has spread from Bhatta Parsaul in Greater Noida to Inayatpur village in the district.

Updated: May 23, 2011, 15:01 PM IST

Ghaziabad: The heat of farmers` agitation
has spread from Bhatta Parsaul in Greater Noida to Inayatpur
village in the district after farmers there demanded that the
price of land which they sold to a private developer few years
back be revised.

The villagers who sold their land in 2006 at Rs 250 per
square metre are now asking for a revised price of Rs 1,800
per square metre.

The farmers held a meeting under the chairmanship of
former village head Surender Nagar who said the farmers had to
sell the land as the state government issued a notification
for land acquisition.

Farmers of Inayatpur, Sadiqpur, Hassanpur, Sheikhpur,
Dinanathpur, Arifpur and Raghunathpur sold their lands for
development of a hi-tech city project.

Nagar said the builders had earlier promised to provide
the revised rate of land at the time of taking the possession
of land.

The farmers charged that the real estate developers who
bought the land from them at Rs 11 lakh per acre had sold it
to another builder at Rs 33 lakh per acre, which they claimed
was exorbitant.

Farmers in meeting decided not to give the possession of
the land and yesterday started to plough the area.

Sub Divisional Magistrate Ghaziabad SD Pal met farmers
and advised them avoid a situation akin to Bhatta Parsaul.

PTI