New Delhi: Good news for builders, setback for farmers!Â The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an earlier order by theÂ Allahabad High CourtÂ onÂ land acquisitionÂ in Greater NoidaÂ Extension, wherein 10% of the developed land will be given to farmers.
Â “The honourable Supreme Court today decided that the judgement given by the Allahabad High Court is the correct one and has been upheld. Allahabad High Court had said the land acquisition will not be quashed,” advocate Surat Singh said.Â
“Around 64 % of enhancement of compensation will be given, that is, from Rs 850 to Rs 1400 per square yard and also 10 % of the developed land will be given to farmers. That judgement was challenged by authorities in both Noida and Greater Noida, with 850 petitions filed, while farmers groups filed 350 petitions.
All these petitions came off today before the honourable Supreme Court,” he added.Â Singh further said there is no longer any obstruction for construction.Â “Now, the farmers will file a re-petition against it and will before a higher bench of higher judges,” he added.
The Supreme Court had earlier in February 2014 also upheld the Allahabad High Court’s order that directed the government authorities to pay 64.7 % additional compensation to farmers whose land was acquired in Noida and Greater Noida.Â The high court’s order was challenged by both Noida and Greater Noida authority.Â