With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls less than a year away, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday threw a fresh challenge at Chief Minister Mayawati by visiting the epicentre of the recent farmers

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court on Monday scrapped the acquisition of 170 hectares of land in Gulistanpur village of Gautam Budh Nagar in Greater Noida.

The Allahabad high court on Monday set aside the Uttar Pradesh government

After burning its fingers over distribution of compensation of farmers' land, acquired for development projects, the state government has decided to out source the disbursal to the state-run Life Insurance Company (LIC).

The state government received a lone bid from LIC on Thursday, showing its willingness to take the onerous job of distributing compensation to the farmers, thus saving the Stat

Farmers of Noida have demanded that 4,000 acres of their land that had been acquired by the government in the Noida Extension area be returned to them.

The demand follows an order of the Allahabad High Court that had set aside the acquisition, observing that while acquiring 159 hectares in Shaberri and other villages under Section 17, farmers were not given the right to be heard under Section 5

For the past several months, 179.033 hectares and 142.679 hectares of land in Bhatta and Parsaul, respectively have become a bone of contention between the government and farmers.

The farmers

The district planning board here has approved Rs 54 crore for the development of Gautam Budh Nagar in the current year.

First phase will develop area up to Jevar in Gautam Budh Nagar; plan to be put up for approval next month
The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), responsible for charting the development of the region around the Yamuna Expressway that will connect Greater Noida with Agra, has finalised a draft phase-I masterplan for the project, paving the way for major expansion.

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Gautam Budh Nagar has registered all round progress on different fronts during the past 10 years, stated the latest census report.

Literacy has jumped from 56.83 per cent in 2001 to 82.2 per cent in 2011.