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DADUPUR-NALVI PROJECT HC stays order asking Hry to remit ₹66 crore to farmers

September 29, 2018 05:30 AM

COURTESY TOI SEPT 29

DADUPUR-NALVI PROJECT
HC stays order asking Hry to remit ₹66 crore to farmers
TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Chandigarh:

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday stayed a Yamunanagar court’s orders asking the Haryana government to remit Rs 66.11 crore to farmers whose land was acquired for the Dadupur-Nalvi irrigation project.


Justice Amol Rattan Singh passed the orders on Haryana government’s appeal against the lower court’s orders. The high court issued notice to petitioners on whose plea the compensation was ordered by the lower court. The state government was directed to deposit the amount by October 4.

The government approached the HC on grounds that the state had already scrapped the project and farmers had been asked to take their land back. Thus, it said, there was no point of paying compensation for the land.

The case will now be heard on October 8. The state government had acquired 830 acres for the Dadupur-Nalvi irrigation project.

The high court on May 5, 2016, had ordered it to pay a compensation of Rs 2,887 per square metre, or Rs 1.17 crore per acre, and incidental charges to farmers. However, the Haryana government

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