Three days after the Supreme Court upheld the 2014 decision of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEDA), the authority drew a demand for more money from plot distributors, including reilers and individuals, to pay extra to farmers who have acquired land for development. Make a list of all the distributors who pay 64.7% more for the respective plots. Officials said 15 reellers had to be paid ₹There is a total of Rs 1,600 crore in educational groups ₹600 crores in total and individuals have to pay the rest – they are still counting.
“We have decided to send a notice to all stakeholders who have to pay extra, so that we can pay the farmers the same amount.
Yedda has decided to meet with realtors and educational groups to address the issue without delay.
To be sure, the authority acquired the farmland and farmers’ homes for the planned development of the area around the Yamuna Expressway years ago. However, farmers in the Noida and Greater Noida areas have already demanded an increase in their compensation after receiving their increased compensation. In 2014, Yeda decided to demand a higher amount from the plat distributors to meet the peasant demand, which did not suit the distributor, who went to the Allahabad High Court.
In 2020, the Allahabad High Court overturned Yeda’s 2014 order in response to pleas filed by multiple plot distributors. This led to the pressure of the peasants to go to the Yedda Supreme Court for relief.
On May 19, 2022, the bench of Justices El Nageshwar Rao and BR Gawai overturned the Allahabad High Court ruling of May 18, 2020, which violated Yeeda’s official order of 2014 as “unfair, inconsistent, arbitrary and in violation of the Asset Transfer Act”.
“The Treaty Act does not justify interference in a policy decision unless the policy decision is clearly found to be arbitrary, malicious, irrational or in violation of statutory provisions.
Yeeda said they have already delivered ₹2,600 crore in total ₹4,000 crore to be distributed to farmers at the beginning. There are at least 7,000 farmers who need additional compensation. Yeeda officials want to withdraw the surplus as soon as possible so they can distribute it to farmers who are protesting against development projects demanding their rights.