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Dutch Ghaziabad company GC International 1400 crore investment stalled due to land dispute



Ghaziabad: On the one hand, the Yogi Adityanath government of UP organizes investor summits for investment in the state. On the other hand, the land is not provided to the companies with which the agreement has been signed for the investment. One such case is that of the Dutch company GC International. This company had reached an agreement with the UP government in September 2018. A waste-to-energy plant was to be installed on about 45 acres of land in the village of Galand in Hapur. An investment agreement of around Rs 1400 crore has been signed in this regard. Almost five years have passed since this agreement, but so far the Municipal Corporation has not been able to transfer possession of the land it had purchased to the company.

The Dutch company has so far corresponded on five occasions to give possession of the land to the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation. Recently, company officials had also held a meeting with City Commissioner Dr. Nitin Gaur about the matter. After that, the company again wrote a letter to the company asking it to hand over possession of the land at the earliest. In fact, the municipality has purchased 45 acres of land for the waste-to-energy plant in Galand and the village of Piplehada.

Here, in the name of the municipal administration, several times an attempt was made to take possession of the land and to demarcate it. But the people around are protesting there. These people say they will not allow the garbage to be dumped. On the other hand, the company had announced a ground ceremony to start the work on October 2. But the Municipal Corporation was unable to cede possession of the land to the company in time. Municipal Commissioner Dr. Nitin Gaur said the demarcation work on the land is to be completed by the Municipal Corporation Ghaziabad. For this, a tender has been issued to perform this work for Rs 1.5 crore. Police forces have been requested from the Hapur district administration to carry out the demarcation works. So far, due to the non-availability of the force, the work of creating the border has not started.

How long will the job be blocked
The plan was that waste from many cities like Ghaziabad, Pilkhuwa, Hapur, Modinagar etc. would be used in the Waste to Energy plant here. The company will make electricity from this waste and sell it back to the UP government. Around 1400 crore rupees are to be invested by the Dutch company GC International on this. This would provide jobs for hundreds of people and the city would be waste free. Foreign investments are blocked due to non-acquisition of land. In this matter, Chief Engineer of Municipal Corporation NK Chowdhary says that only when the Hapur administration cooperates will the land be occupied and the land can be handed over to the company.