LOSS TO STATE EX­CHE­QUER

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - HTMETRO -

The Ya­muna Ex­press­way In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Author­ity (YEIDA) has ac­quired 12,000 hectares of agri­cul­tural land along the Ya­muna Ex­press­way which con­nects Greater Noida with Agra

How­ever, most of this land is still in the pos­ses­sion of the farm­ers who are de­mand­ing a higher com­pen­sa­tion for their land

Ut­tar Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath had or­dered an au­dit to find anom­alies in land ac­qui­si­tion and es­tab­lish if the ac­quired land is with the gov­ern­ment or had been grabbed by the land mafia State in­dus­tries min­is­ter had also asked the author­ity to check how much land was avail­able with it

An au­dit by YEIDA found that some of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing Tehsil­dars, Lekh­pals and clerks helped of­fi­cials to buy the al­ready ac­quired land from the farm­ers, caus­ing loss to the state ex­che­quer

YEIDA, which had been given the De­cem­ber 21 dead­line for com­plet­ing the au­dit, now says that it will fin­ish check­ing records by next month and sub­mit a de­tailed re­port

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