If you can’t win ’em, beat ’em with your prices?

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government is offering Rs 1.5 crore per acre to farmers of Jhurheri village in return for land for the Chandigarh international airport. In addition, the government is promising to waive off registration fee and stamp duty if these farmers buy land in the State with the compensation money within two years. The government hopes to acquire 306 acres for approximately Rs 460 crore by the end of this month. The farmers had sough Rs 2 crore per acre.