The Allahabad High Court upheld the justice of the land acquisition notice and also the award of compensation to landowners or farmers of Patwari village in Greater Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar. Nearly 1500 farmers were affected by the acquisition. Compensation of over Rs 500 crore has already been paid to the farmers and the majority are not against the acquisition. Construction work on the land has already started.
A huge number of writ petitions filled by landowners against the land acquisition procedures, a division bench comprising that there is no illegality in the award, nor can it be quashed on the grounds urged by the petitioners. The order was passed on writ petitions filed by several other farmers of Patwari village who had scrutinized the legality and validity of the award dated July 10, 2015 passed by extra district magistrate (land acquisition) of Greater Noida.