Farmers fight for land against bullet train, bigger fight than farmers of Punjab

Farmers fight for land against bullet train. Big fight even with the farmers of Punjab

Dilip Patel January 2022

The 350-km Golden Corridor from Ahmedabad to Vapi has 100 industrial estates, 40,000 industries, national highways, express highways, Delhi-Mumbai corridors, coastal highways, railways, Delhi-Mumbai highways, cities and commercial hubs causing heavy damage to agriculture. Thousands of hectares of land has been damaged. Millions of hectares of land have been destroyed by water pollution. Agriculture and farmers have been badly affected.

1 hectare includes 100 hectares of land. Considering an area of ​​5 km on both sides of the National Highway, the Golden Corridor covers 5 thousand square kilometers i.e. 5 lakh hectares of land. Where a large number of farmers’ land has been destroyed.

Monsoon cultivation is done in 94 lakh hectares across Gujarat.

The farmers had to struggle for 5-6 years against the bullet train used by Modi to fill the dark road.

peasant movement

Today, Indian Army Day is being celebrated across the country. The army fights on the border. But in a democratic country, the independent people of Gujarat have to fight against the dictatorial government. Only officials and politicians got freedom. Both these communities are not accountable to the public. They have become two responsible for Gujarat so farmers have to organize 900 small or big agitations or demonstrations in Gujarat every year.

One such movement is to fight against the governments of dictator Rupani, Modi, Bhupendra Patel, which is a movement against the bullet train. This is to counter the 1 year agitation of the farmers of Punjab. That movement has been going on since 2017 till today. 5 thousand farmers have agitated. In which the BJP government has tried its best to dislodge some farmer leaders.

The farmers of Gujarat have achieved success by agitating for the bullet train project for 6 years from 2017 to 2022. Earlier, the government had decided to give Rs 200 crore. But due to the struggle of the farmers, a compensation of Rs 7,000 crore has to be paid.

how much land

Out of the bullet train’s 508.17 km corridor, 155.76 km long corridor passes through Maharashtra.

Railways have to get land in 348.04 km area of ​​Gujarat and 4.3 km area of ​​Dadra Nagar Haveli.

1434 hectares out of 298 villages in Gujarat and 350 hectares out of 104 villages in Maharashtra.

The government has decided to give 4 times the cost of village land and 2 times the cost of city land in land acquisition for 196 villages. But that has not been implemented.

The state government had to issue a notification in this regard which could not be issued for years.

Since the foundation stone was laid in Ahmedabad on 14 September 2017 by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, farmers realized that their mother was about to move to the same land.

The deadline to complete the land acquisition for the entire project was set as December 2018. But some have not even got land till 2022.

The bullet train project covers an area of ​​508 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The government wanted to take the land at the cost of the Jantri. But the farmers insisted on the market price. However, the government did not agree, so the farmers started demanding 4 times more than the market price.

Modi started showing leniency towards the farmers when the political pressure from Japan started coming on the Indian government due to the farmers’ protest. But by then there was a delay of 4 years in the land acquisition of the project.

Darshan Dardosh, an MP from Surat, was forced to become the Minister of State for Railways to take over the land. On the other hand, Modi had to hand over the responsibility to CR Patil.

In the government of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, farmers of Maharashtra besides Gujarat have been given proper compensation.

From April 2021, National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited has started civil work in those areas of Gujarat where the land acquisition process has been completed.

Corporation sources said a total of 1,025 hectares of private land has been acquired in Gujarat and Maharashtra for the bullet train project. Out of which Rs 5535 crore has been given to private land owners of Gujarat and Rs 1421 crore has been given to Maharashtra. More than three thousand crore rupees will be spent on this. In this way, Gujarat and Maharashtra together will pay 10 thousand crores to the farmers.

70 crore has been paid for 7.52 hectares of land in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. 10 crore per hectare. The farmers of Gujarat have not been paid 7 crore out of 6 vegha. Maharashtra has 430 hectares and Gujarat has 1000 hectares of land.

The Modi government has already used police force to capture the land of farmers in Gujarat. Misusing the system was a big mistake of Modi and Rupani government. Hence the project has been delayed.

Japan’s biggest construction project in India seems to be failing, so independent Japanese media came to Gujarat and started reporting on the bullet train project in 2020.

Farmers from Gujarat went to Japan and the Japanese company Japan International Co. The Operating Agency (JICA) has announced that it will file a lawsuit against the Japan International Operations Agency (GICA).

The Modi government wanted to grab the land by oppressing the minds of the farmers of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Demanding adequate compensation and equal land for land Were.

Jaap, who has assets worth Rs 90 lakh from Japan, asked Rajaraj to find out why the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project has stalled.

Journalist Shaw Komin of Yomiuri Shimbun, the newspaper of the country’s largest media group Yomiuri Group, and Tawakir Hussain, head of the Delhi Status Bureau, met farmers in Surat and South Gujarat for four days.

The news of farmers was being suppressed on TV but Japanese journalists came to Gujarat and wrote news in Japan. Democracy is not allowed in Gujarat. This increased global pressure on the Modi government and farmers started talking.

The pressure on the Japanese finance company Zika increased.

Suspicious Gujarat High Court’s decision in favor of Gujarat Government

The farmers went to the Supreme Court.

Gujarat Kisan Samaj President Jayesh Patel

The agitation has been going on for years in Surat, Valsad and Navsari. Land prices are high, here there is fertile land. Land has been acquired in 28 villages of Surat district.

Former Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel is responsible.

The farmers did not bow down. In November 2019, BJP leaders came to the fray and started celebrating.

was forced.

BJP MLA Mukesh Patel had demanded seven times compensation to the farmers of eight villages.

He opposed giving land under the leader of Gujarat Kisan Samaj. Because the government wanted to grab the land at the Jantri price of 2011. The square meters were less than Rs 100. Adani was given 1 meter of land.

Farmers in South Gujarat were demanding 708 square metres. There were 150 farmers.

130 farmers protested in four villages of Olpad talukas Kusad, Kammali, Katodara and Mudad.

Former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel are responsible.

Some farmers were asked to pay 52 per cent higher rates in other areas, but they declined.

Farmers were being adversely affected.

It also does not give proper compensation to the farmers for clearing the land. 17 June The JICA team toured Gujarat and Maharashtra in December 2018 and January 2019 respectively. The report was not released by the Japanese government.

GICA is responsible for addressing the concerns of farmers legally and ethically. The farmers wrote a letter saying that GICA must comply with applicable land laws and the rules and regulations of your international agency and international standards. Failure to do so will further undermine democratic principles and our collective responsibility to future generations of humans and all other species. The process does not work on already valid information consent principles and also does not give fair and fair compensation to farmers for taking land.

National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited and JICA have not released many documents related to the farmer.

The bullet train project, along with other organizations working in the area and those affected, raised issues and concerns about unexplained violations resulting from environmental and social impacts.

Bullet Train – ‘Bullet’ means train with the symbol of violence, full force.

A letter was sent to the Managing Director of National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited on 10 June 2019 but we are yet to receive any reply.

Japan releases report on farmers’ representations for bullet trains

After a visit to Gujarat on December 7 and 8, 2018 for the bullet train project, Rohit Prajapati of the Environment Protection Agency released a report prepared by local farmers based on the details provided by local farmers at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). requested to do. ,

In this report there is a solution to the problem of the farmers.

What did the farmers represent?

5000 farmers from 196 villages have fought in taluks and districts. Farmers in Gujarat have been protesting for a long time against the government’s Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project and land acquisition in the National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation.

An application was filed in the High Court on the issue of not getting proper compensation for the acquired land.

The government told the high court that farmers would be given 50 per cent of the total amount to get land for the bullet train, while the revenue minister announced the same day that the land would be given four times the price.

Thus the government is adopting a different standard for legal claims for the public and for the farmers. Which shows that the government is hiding something and cheating the farmers.

Rs 900 crore compensation

Farmers are demanding Rs. 900 crores so that the Gujarat government does not have to pay compensation. 200 crore is being calculated. That’s why there is a land fight going on between the Gujarat government and the farmers. If Rs. Rs 1.20 lakh crore is being spent, those whose land is going to be given Rs. 5000 farmers are asking why an amount like 900 crores is not given.