Corruption ruling the roost in Noida: MLA
Noida: Alleging that farmers fell prey to the "nexus" between officials and politicians, local BJP MLA Mahesh Sharma on Sunday said efforts should be made to solve the abadi land issues and farmers should be given the developed land.
MLA of the newly created Assembly segment said that he has raised the issue in Assembly.
"Farmers of Noida on whose land city was developed was cheated by the administration and state governments in the past. While the Noida land is being sold at high premium of over Rs one lakh per square meter at commercial areas, farmers are given compensation of Rs 850 to Rs 1,000 only. In the past compensation was just Rs 12 to Rs 300 per square meter."
"When farmers raised their voice, bullets were fired at them in Bhatta Parsaul and Ghodi Baccheda in which several innocent farmers were killed," said Sharma.
Sharma also complained about the dwindling industries in Noida region.
"Beside farmers, common man too was suffering here. In last five years not a single industry has been set up here. Several running units have downed their shutters and shifted to other states," said Sharma.
"Though Noida on paper was declared No Power Cut Zone area but residents are experiencing power cuts upto 5 hours a day. Villages are getting power only for two to four hours only," claimed Sharma.
"Law and order situation has deteriorated in last five years. The pathetic condition of small colonies and mushrooming of jhuggi clusters are turning Noida into slums," said Sharma.
Authority officials in the past sold land at high rates promising air port at Jewar though they knew it cannot be set up technically. Further private builders bought land in Greater Noida and termed it Noida extension to mislead the buyers, said Sharma.
"I have requested that in next three or four months efforts should be made to solve the ababdi land issues and farmers should be given the developed land as per law so that city is not ruined and put on development mode," said Sharma.
Raking up the issue of milk adulteration, Sharma said: "Adulteration of milk and food products was a great problem for the city. Oxytocin injections were being used to increase the yield of milk. I requested for debate on the issue as it was prevalent in the entire state. Strict measures need to be taken so that people get pur food and milk products without any form of adulteration."
"In the end I requested that my Noida should be saved from the loot of officers and politicians nexus," said Sharma.