The farmers have said that their village falls under the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) as it borders Ahmedabad district, but they have refused to accept the current compensation, which is two times the jantri for urban areas.
The conglomerate, in its petition, has sought a direction to authorities concerned to change the project’s alignment so that it can get nearly 8.6 acres of land belonging to its infrastructure arm Godrej Construction out of the plan.
It’s a race to learn Japanese for every employee of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) as they work towards rolling out the Shinkansen — the high speed rail system — from Japan.
The NHSRCL’s statement comes over a month after 150 villagers and representatives from Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) staged a protest in Palghar opposing the project.
While the Finance Ministry is learnt to have said that it will pay the principal, the Railways has communicated that it will not be able to bear the yearly interest and associated charges.
The petitioners have raised questions over the adherence to provisions for acquiring land and about parting with their fertile lands, which yield two to three crops a year.
Godrej executives did not want to comment on the matter, but NHSRCL officials said the company has not made any monetary demand for the original land and has merely offered another site.
The conglomerate has sought a direction to authorities concerned to change the project’s alignment.
The farmers said they were unhappy over the “low compensation” offered to them for their land. According to sarpanch Amrat Patel, the market value for a bigha in Bhatia village is between Rs 1.50 crore and Rs 2 crore.
Following protests by farmers who are set to lose their land for the Sabarmati-Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed rail corridor, the land acquisition officer of Bharuch district on Wednesday prepared a 12-point report enlisting all the objections raised by farmers.
Failing to make much headway through mass contact programmes in the 23 villages where it faced extreme resistance, the NHRCL, in a major change in stand, is approaching individual landowners for their demands – in addition to the compensation they are due.
The NHSRCL — which is still to finalise a Detailed Project Report for the Rs 1.08 lakh crore project — said they have also begun to offer English and Math lessons to villagers.
Land acquisition for Bullet train: The activists, in their letter addressed to JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka, have emphasised that their hopes are based on the fact that Japan is known for its conscientiousness.
Farmers’ outfit threatens stir, says won’t allow possession of land
The bullet train project, kicked off after discussions between PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, is being built with a Rs 88,000-crore soft loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).