On Saturday, various farmers from Kanbargi area protested against the BUDA for the acquisition of 160 acres of land for a housing project.
Farmers protested along with their cows and buffaloes demanding that the Belagavi urban development authority drop the plans of acquiring 160 acres of land in the village that borders the city to turn it into a residential layout.
Farmers said they had fertile land and their livelihoods would be affected after the land is acquired.
The process of compensation is also very less and the time taken for the same is also very long.
They demanded that the plan to acquire the 160 acres of land be scrapped.
Some farmers from Kanbargi have warned that they would hang themselves if their fertile land was acquired.
Farmers and families from Kanbargi village had given a statement that they would commit suicide if their fertile agricultural land is acquired by BUDA.