Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has assured a farmers’ delegation that he’ll quickly take up with the centre their demand for the revision of compensation towards land acquired by the NHAI beneath the “Bharatmala Pariyojana“.
He additionally directed the monetary commissioner income (FCR) to instantly subject detailed directions to the involved officers to not credit score the compensation quantity into farmers’ financial institution accounts towards their will, in line with a authorities assertion issued.
The subject pertains to 25,000 hectares of land in 15 districts of the state. The land is beneath the method of acquisition beneath the “Bharatmala Pariyojna“.
Multiple expressways, together with Delhi-Jammu-Katra, Jamnagar-Amritsar, Ludhiana-Ropar, Bathinda-Dabwali, and Jalandhar and Ludhiana bypass, will likely be constructed on this land.
Farmers have rejected the “meagre” compensation awarded by the district income officers (DROs), who’ve been designated because the Competent Authority for Land Acquisitions, for his or her lands acquired by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) beneath the scheme.
The authorities envisages constructing 34,800 km of highways at a price of about Rs 5.35 lakh crore.
Mr Singh met a delegation of Road Kissan Sangharsh Committee led by its state president Sukhdev Singh Dhillon, the assertion stated.
During the assembly, the CM assured the farmers’ delegation that he’ll quickly meet Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari to lift their demand, it stated.
He directed his principal secretary to hunt an early appointment with Mr Gadkari and requested the director normal of police to make sure that farmers’ land will not be forcibly seized, it added.
Mr Singh confused the necessity to resolve the difficulty on precedence to the satisfaction of farmers, who’ve been protesting for the previous a number of months, the assertion stated.
He additionally directed FCR Ravneet Kaur and Principal Secretary PWD (buildings and roads) Vikas Partap to collectively put together a complete case, in session with the representatives of the committee, to focus on the “glaring discrepancies” in deciding the compensation for the farmers beneath the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, it stated.
The chief minister dominated out the opportunity of referring such instances for arbitration as it would unnecessarily result in an inordinate delay in in search of justice for the farmers, it stated.
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