Noida Residents, industry bodies and several NGOs held a protest in front of the office of the Noida Authority on wednessday, demands conversion of their lands from 'leasehold' to freeehold.The Protest Organised by the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) and joined by Greater Noida Residents Welfare Association,Federation of Noida Industries, Uttar Pradesh Vyapar Mandal's Noida wing,Shopkeepers Association, Indian Medical Association.
Currently Lands in Noida and Greater Noida are leasehold for 90 years,All residents and Industry Land Holders are worried that after 90 years of period they have to again pay a lease amount to afresh the deed. The Uttar Pradesh Government had already annnounced a conversion scheme that allows plot holders to claim their land from leasehold to freehold on paying nominal amount of charges.Delhi goverment also has been converting leasehold property to freehold.But Noida and Greater Noida authorities have been refusing conversion saying the scheme is not applicable here," Singh said.
Noida Entrepreneur Association president Vipin Malhan said, "We have been demanding free hold conversion since decades but the rusult is zero."
Uttar Pradesh State Congress Committee spokesperson Dhirendra Singh too came to support to the protesters. Singh, along with his supporters, reached the protest venue and sat on a dharna.