will same story be repeated for DMIC? or shall we learn from this
"Farmers holding big tracts of land on the stretch of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) will not be forced to sell their land to the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB). Instead of procuring land from the farmers, which is time consuming and a difficult task, the Gujarat government has asked the farmers to pool their land together and become equity partners in the project.
The GIDB, which is procuring land for the DMIC and DFC project, has set up a special sub-committee that is in discussion with the farmers to become partners in the project. GIDB CEO A K Sharma confirmed this.
This will serve two purposes. One, the load of land acquisition over a larger number of landowners will not become a hindrance. Second, it will give an opportunity to all affected landowners to stay on in the area and participate in the development process.
The GIDB has been explaining the concept to the farmers, where the landowners in the area will hold non-transferable ownership rights of the land, cultivation rights and also receive royalty from the companies that are there in the DMIC and DFC projects, said Sharma.
Amitabh Kant, CEO of DMIC Development Corporation, said: “DMIC will cover 62 per cent of the total area of Gujarat, including 18 districts. This will have an impact on 74 per cent of the population.