Jewar Airport update: More support pours in for farmers, CREDAI assures jobs, skill training, rehabilitation
The Western Uttar Pradesh unit of the CREDAI, which represents more than 11,940 real estate developers spread across 23 states and 170 city chapters, has written to the district administration assuring help.
Jewar Airport Latest Update: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) has pitched in to support the rehabilitation of land owners, farmers and villagers whose land is to be acquired for a proposed international airport in Jewar in Gautam Buddh Nagar.
The Western Uttar Pradesh unit of the CREDAI, which represents more than 11,940 real estate developers spread across 23 states and 170 city chapters, has written to the district administration assuring help in the form of jobs, skill training and developing land for rehabilitating the affected persons.
A total of 5,000 hectare of land is to be acquired for the proposed airport with an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore. Over 1,300 hectares of the land is to be acquired from five villages in the first phase of the project, affecting 2,250 families.
The district administration had on August 22 held a meeting with industry bodies and other groups seeking their support in the rehabilitation.
The meeting, according to officials, had met with overwhelming success as several industry bodies such as the MSME Industrial Association, Noida, the India Industries Association (IIA) and groups like the Indian Medical Association had assured support for the proposed airport.
"The land owners/villagers and farmers are concerned about their livelihood and rehabilitation in case to case basic. Such issues are causing unnecessary delay in infrastructure projects like international airport at Jewar," the CREDAI said in a letter to District Magistrate Brajesh Narayan Singh.
The letter, dated August 22, 2018 and signed by Deepak Kapoor and Suresh Garg, the president and the honorary secretary, respectively, of the CREDAI Western UP. The letter was shared with the press today.
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The confederation has proposed preference in jobs and opportunities in its members companies to the affected land owners, villagers and farmers, according to the letter.
"CREDAI Western UP will arrange skill development programme for unskilled land owners, villagers and farmers and after successful completion of the programme they may apply for opportunities with the members and preference will be given to them," it said.
It has also proposed to give "up to 20 per cent discount in the residential projects of the members in the region".
"If, your goodself (the administration) deem fit and proper, land may be allotted to us and the same shall be developed by us for rehabilitation of all the affected land owners, villagers and farmers on No Profit No Loss basis," it said.
The confederation, formed in 1999, said it can consider "any other proposal" of the government or the authority to support the affected family members and persons.