By RAJIV GOYAL
GMR’s financial conditions since then deteriorate a lot and going by the current government’s functioning, I don’t think it would be a major challenge to strike off clause, even if the older agreement restricts the new one. There is said to be clause, first right of refusal by GMR, at most , Govt may agree to award Jewar Airport to GMR only.
The UP govt may adopt same model of land acquiring as done by Andhra govt, providing equity & compensation to land owners and compensation to land labourer. In last 20 yrs, we can see the per capita income to locals also has increased many folds and they have been party to building up twin cities.
It’s a fact, that approx 40% food grown is rotted into system due to inadequate storages & cold chains. The prices to farmers for produces is also not in comparison to their efforts, resources & funds due to absolutely unavailable food processing industry in country.
There are many intermingled issues which would required to be solved, afterall it’s an airport; we have to take 20 approvals from one or two offices only for building one factory of 100 mtr, exhausting all the energy. However if govts at central level ( Mr Mahesh Sharma ji is definitely pursuing it at highest level) and at state level ( now that Sh Dhirender Thakur ji is MLA & strong voice for it) have made up their mind, project will surely see light of day and we may have it by 2021.