Patiala farmers up in arms against acquisition

Govt says will pay compensation as per new policy, but Sidhuwal residents refuse to buy it Farmers and the district administration have locked horns after the state government’s decision to hasten land acquisition in Patiala villages ahead of the new Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013, which comes into force from January 1, 2014. Hundreds of farmers in the four villages of Patiala are up in arms against the Punjab Government’s recent decision to acquire their agricultural land to raise another urban estate in Patiala.

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