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The farmers of Bodaki, Datawali, Palla, Kathheda and Chitehra villages of Dadri area of Greater Noida started a dharna outside the Greater Noida Authority from 19 January.
- Today the farmers announced to stop the work of the project
- Administrative officials found solution to postpone sit-in with farmers
The strike of farmers outside the Greater Noida Authority for the past 23 days was postponed this evening. The demonstration involved farmers from five villages giving land to the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). The farmers had announced to stop the project work from today. But the district administration called the farmers and held a meeting with them. Assured that on February 23, all the farmers will be met with UP’s Industrial Development Minister Satish Mahana. This was agreed upon and the farmers postponed their sit-in till the 23rd. The strategy of the movement will be made after meeting the minister.
Hundreds of farmers from 5 villages were sitting on strike
The farmers of Bodaki, Datawali, Palla, Kathheda and Chitehra villages of Dadri area of Greater Noida started a dharna outside the Greater Noida Authority from 19 January. In 2012, these authorities had registered the DMIC directly with the DMIC at a rate of 35 hundred rupees. Farmers say that all farmers should be compensated 4 times the circle rate under the new land acquisition bill. Also, local youth should be given 50 percent reservation in local companies. Hundreds of farmers were sitting on an indefinite dharna outside the Authority’s gate for all these demands.
Strike adjourned till 23 February
Today there was an announcement to stop the work of the farmers project. Farmers were already making people aware about this under public awareness campaign. But the district administration sat down and talked to all the farmers late at night. In which farmers including Police Commissioner Alok Singh, District Magistrate Suhas LY, CEO of Authority Narendra Bhushan were present. The administration, while seeking some demands, appealed to the Uttar Pradesh government’s industrial development minister Satish Mahana to stop the work and postpone the strike, assuring that it would be held. There was agreement among farmers on this matter. Due to which farmers today postponed their picket till next 23 February.