Cheyyur plant: Farmers demand price as per new land Bill

Even before the Land Acquisition Bill receives Presidential assent and became an act, farmers in Cheyyur have demanded compensation as per rates fixed in the legislation for their farmlands sought to be acquired by a subsidiary of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) for a power plant.

The farmers accused the Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Limited (CTPL), floated by PFC for implementing the 4000 MW Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project, of attempting to rush through the land acquisition process to avoid paying higher rate that would come into being once the Act was notified.

The CTPL is acquiring land in Cheyyur and surrounding hamlets of Chitharkadu, Vedal and Gangadevan Kuppam in the district for the project.

The farmers of these villages in a petition presented to the district collector said the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 ……..Read more http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/cheyyur-plant-farmers-demand-price-as-per-new-land-bill/article5123690.ece

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