JK News Today

Jammu, Dec 27:

Demanding adequate compensation to the farmers, whose land is being acquired by the Govt. for construction of Ring Road, state Congress president, Ghulam Ahmed Mir has said that Govt. should pay at least four times more compensation as has been fixed for their land or actual cost of the land.

He said that in the interest of poor and small farmers, Congress led UPA-II Govt. had enacted Land Acquisition Act 2013, in order to save the aggrieved farmers from evicting them from their land by paying meagre amount of compensation.  But it is unfortunate that State Govt. is offering them meagre amount of Rs.78000 to Rs.3.20 Lakh per Kanal which is too less from the actual market rate.

The PCC president demanded that Govt. should pay compensation to farmers as per the spirit of Land Acquisition Act 2013 in the larger interest of public in general and farmers in particular.