Farmers say will not give an inch of fertile land
The DC’s office yesterday was more like a set of movie shooting with hundreds of farmers coming together and protesting against the acquisition of fertile farm land for the Halga Macche bypass.
The memorandum was given to the DC which was stuck on a bull’s mouth. The farmers under the banner of Agriculture Land Protection and Development Samiti took out a rally from Shivaji Garden in which a large number of farmers participated.
Other various organizations including Sri Ram Sena, Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti, JD(S), Anti-Corruption Committee supported the cause.
150 acres of land has been identified for acquisition for the said bypass which goes through fertile farm land and most of the farmers there rely on farming as their sole livelihood. Hence if the land is taken away how would they survive. The farmers have also suggested an alternate route for the bypass.