Bullet train: Palghar farmers prest even as Japan team hears out issues
MUMBAI: For yet another time, locals of Saphale village in Palghar chased away land surveyors of Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor on Friday even as a delegation of tribals and farmers from Maharashtra was visiting Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Gujarat on Friday. The JICA is soft-funding the bullet train project.
Two JICA offi als are visiting Surat and Navsari in Gujarat to meet farmers who are going to get affected by the high-speed rail project. Farmers, especially those belonging to the Gujarat Khedut Sj, have filed a series of writ petitions in the Gujarat high court, opposing the go nment’s move to take over their land for the high-speed train.
On Friday, when the Maharashtra delegation of farmers, under the banner of Adivasi Ekta Parishad, were meeting the offi als in Navsari, news trickled in that a team of land surveyors had landed in Saphale. The villagers stood in prest and refused to allow the land survey.
上星期五，当马哈拉施特拉邦农民代表团高举Adivasi Ekta Parishad的旗号在纳夫萨里会见时，一组土地测量员已经抵达Saphale。村民们站在那里，拒绝进行土地测量。
Sameer Vartak, who is associated with the parishad, said that the delegation expned to the JICA offi als how their land was being taken away without their consent.
JICA has provided a soft loan of Rs 1.10 lakh crore at an interest rate of 0.1% for the train. The Gujarat farmers have argued that the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, was diluted after a project contract was signed in September 2015. They pointed out that the mandatory social impact assessment and consent of a majority of farmers were done away with to forcibly acquire the land.
In Palghar district, tribals have so far managed to keep away land surveyors. Of the 1,434 hectares land needed for the 508km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor, 353 hectares are in Maharashtra. The deadline for completing land acquisition is December this year.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/46737.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Cybe Tron - 15 days ago -Follow
Billet train project is just another project like statute of unity
Nitin Bhavsar - 15 days ago -Follow
Bullet train project cost is not benefitting people of Maharashtra.
Roushan S - 15 days ago -Follow
The project is to benefit the diamond merchants of Gujarat...
Rizzzzz - 15 days ago -Follow
Focus on Maintaining the Harmony of the Country .. PEACE, JOBS, Control Inflation, Cor ion, Riots, ..etc..
Everything will follow . Win the Confidence of the People..
Changing Names and Advertise Projects which are not beneficial to Common Man is not the need of the time.
Nirulata singh - Trondheim, Norway - 15 days ago -Follow
feku is again looting common Indian together with his Japanese friends. The interest rate in the Japan is minus 0.1 percent and he has taken loan at the rate of 0.1% which means net gain of 200% for Japanese.
Anthony Kalia - 15 days ago -Follow
Modi will take India 100 years back, it is bad luck for India that Indian people voting for this thief Modi, BJP and RSS, he is an illiterate person who dont have any knowledge of economics or po itics , BJP is a Mafia Party and Amit Shah, jaiteley, Yogi and Modi are all big criminals and murderers who will loot the country and destroy India Po itically, Economically and Financially
Javed Badshah - uae - 15 days ago -Follow
Instead of 1.1 lac crore BT, go nment should opt for 100cr train 18 which is good for Indian conditions. We can have 11 trains for cost of one BT and sone pe suhaga, made in India ones.
V For - Bombay - 15 days ago -Follow
The bullet train will only help the gujjus to transport black money faster from mumbai. Bullet Train # Haw# Cor ion# Useless Project.