They fought for it and got it. This is the story of the villagers of Meerpur in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, bordering Delhi. On a piece of land in this village, the government wanted to build a solid waste management plant. However, the locals demanded setting up of an inter- college and resorted to an agitation. In the end, the villagers won and a decision has been taken in their favour, according to officials. Now, the educational institute will be constructed on that land soon, the officials said. An in-principle consent has been given by commissioner of Meerut zone during an official meeting with district magistrate Ministhy S, they said. The proposal will be sent through the district magistrate for the nod of the state government. "The land has been identified and proposal has been forwarded to the DM by me," said Prem Singh Ranjan, sub- district magistrate of Loni. This village was earlier adopted by Ghaziabad's Lok Sabha member V K Singh for development.
Villagers fight for college, administration agrees
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