This year, the state is grappling with a severe drought, leaving farmers in a dire situation as they struggle to gather enough fodder for their animals.
Unfortunately, the Belagavi district administration has chosen to exacerbate the issue by destroying the grass grown on over 10 acres around Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, using JCBs, all in the name of maintaining cleanliness.
This controversial decision, implemented for the upcoming winter session starting on December 4, has ignited a wave of anger among farmers in nearby villages, including Halga, Bastawad, Alarawad, and Kondasakoppa.
Prior to this destructive action, farmers in the area had pleaded for permission to harvest the green grass as fodder. However, their pleas fell on deaf ears, and now they are left to witness the heartbreaking sight of valuable fodder being needlessly wasted.