Environment
Winds of Change: Magarpatta Township | Geeta Wahi Dua
LA 44
The story of how Magarpatta city decided to create a new multi-use township for the farmer families on their own as opposed to selling it to developers. The development of the city, thus, has allowed farmers to still retain their lands while they have adapted to the transition in various ways.
Nowadays we get to watch almost daily, the high decibel debates on television, on the recently introduced Land Acquisition Act in Parliament; at the same time we get to read in the newspapers, also almost every day, about farmers' suicides across India. In this wave of urbanization, flat agricultural land with fertile soils appears to always be the preferred land type for any new urban or infra- structure development, instead of barren lands which have a higher development cost. In normal circumstances, what does a farmer do? He sells his land at the market rate to builders or the Government, migrates to another location and / or looks for another occupation. Here is a story of one such village which addressed this issue in a very different way.

 


ISSUE NO: 44
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