The overall consent of affected families in Jewar reached 71 per cent on Saturday as more than 200 land owners in the city agreed to allot their lands for a proposed international airport in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, local MLA Dhirendra Singh said.
The consent of at least 70 per cent of land owners is mandatory for the government to proceed with the land acquisition in any such project, according to the provisions of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
A total of 5,000 hectares of land is to be acquired for the green field airport estimated worth Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 crore, while more than 1300 hectare of land from five villages is to be acquired during the first phase of green field project.
The five villages include Rohi, Parohi, Dayanatpur, Ranhera and Kishorpur.
Commenting on the situation, MLA Dhirendra Singh said, “as many as 202 landowners submitted their consent letter to Arunveer Singh, the chief executive officer of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh today.”
With this, the consent of 4,210 families out of the total 5,926 affected families has been taken. This means 71 per cent of the families have agreed for the acquisition of the land, he said in a statement.
The farmers and the villagers were assured of proper rehabilitation and resettlement by the MLA.
He also said though the "Laxman Rekha" has been cleared (the mandatory 70 per cent consent), the process to get the consent of the remaining families would continue.
The details of agreement to the state government would soon be provided to the administration, confirmed District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh.
"After the government's response, a notification for acquisition of the land would be issued as per Section 11 of the act," he said.
"I want to assure all farmers that we would live up to the promises made to you regarding rehabilitation and resettlement and also make effort to improve on them," Singh told a gathering of villagers in Dayanatpur.