- Nov 3, 2010
“The land and land reforms department handed over 1,820 acre out of the acquired 2,181 acre to the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) that, in turn, gave the plot to the Bengal Aerotropolis. Compensation cheques approved under Section 12 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, for 361 acre will be given to the affected after the electoral process is over. Meanwile, the hearing is on under the Act’s Section 9 for the remaining 264 acre,” reveals Subrata Pal, Chief Executive Officer and Director, BAPL.
The farmers have been demanding a higher pay than the average compensation of Rs 7.5 lakh per acre.