Farmers whose land was acquired at a meagre Rs. 4 per square yard in South West Delhi way back in 1955 in the name of undertaking planned development have now seized upon the opportunity raised by the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India — on the loss caused to the exchequer by leasing away of some of this very land by Indira Gandhi International Airport concessionaire Delhi International Airports Limited to commercial enterprises — to demand higher compensation. For the farmers of Mahipalpur, Nangal Dewat and Rangpuri villages near the airport, many of whom have over the last nearly 57 years been fighting legal battles for enhanced compensation, the report was a godsend.

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