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Noida farmers suspend agitation for 3 months

Noida: Farmers arrive at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra to hold meeting with Chairman of Noida Authority in Noida on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI7_30_2011_000100A)

Noida: Farmers arrive at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra to hold meeting with Chairman of Noida Authority in Noida on Saturday. PTI Photo (PTI7_30_2011_000100A)  

Farmers in Noida on Saturday agreed to suspend their agitation against land acquisition for three months after authorities had accepted their demands, including giving them developed plots.

After talks, the farmers gave them an assurance that building development activities would not be stopped, said Noida Chairman and CEO Balwinder Kumar.

Emerging from the two-hour meeting with Noida Chairman and Uttar Pradesh Minister Jaiveer Singh at Okhla, Kisan Sangharsh Samiti spokesman Mahesh Awana announced the suspension of the agitation.

Regularising abadi land

“The authorities agreed to regularise abadi land [where farmers establish their settlements] as they exist today in villages. They also promised to give developed plots to 15 villages by August 30.”

As for the remaining villages, the authorities sought three months' time, Mr. Awana said.

MP’s initiative

The initiative for the meeting was taken by Gautam Budha Nagar MP Surinder Singh Nagar. He had extended an invitation to farmers for the talks.

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