To Celebrate Death Of Land Ordinance
The farmers of riverfront villages erupted in joy after the Narendra Modi government at the Centre decided not to renew the controversial ordinance on the Land Acquisition Act. The ordinance expired on Monday .
Farmers of about eight riverfront villages had refused to part with nearly 8,000 acres for construction of the new capital city. These fields produce nearly 157 varieties of crops ncluding vegetables, fruits and paddy. “The sword of Land Acquisition Act has been hanging over our heads for the last eight months. We met several leaders at the national level in order to protect our farm lands. We will be the first area to get directly benefitted from the NDA government’s decision to go back on the ordinance,“ said farmers’ leader Seshagiri Rao of Rayapudi.
Sources said the Chandra babu Naidu government had made a strategic retreat on invoking the Land Acquisition Act only after learning about the mood at the Centre. “The state government was certain that it would be difficult to stick to its stand on acquisition in the backdrop of the Union government’s withdrawal of the ordinance and hurriedly announced the plans to continue the land-pooling scheme (LPS),“ sources said
“Now, our fears are gone. We are going to celebrate in a big way on September 3. We will invite all those who supported us in our struggle,“ said young farmer Guntaka Naresh Reddy of Penumaka.
Naresh Reddy has been instrumental in motivating the local farmers in taking on the Naidu government on its land acquisition plans.
Farmers of all the riverbank villages plan to celebrate the occasion by decorating the entire village and hosting a feast. “We waged a relentless fight against the government despite pressure from all corners. Remember, the capital city area farmers were the first victims of the amendments to the previous bill,“ another farmer, S Ramachandraiah of Bethapudi, explained.
The Modi government realised that the Bill won’t get cleared by Parliament despite issuing the ordinance four times in the last eight months.
Under pressure from allies and the Opposition, the government had set up a joint parliamentary committee to study the amendments proposed by Modi government to the Bill.
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