Villagers of Halaga who have lost their land for the sewage treatment plant gathered and protested at the DC office and demanded that the work be stopped immediately.
Women protesters at the DC office had brought bottles of poison with them and threatened to kill themselves if the work was not stopped.
Deputy Commissioner Dr. SV Bommanhalli met with the protesters and said the STP plant will have to built there but we will try and give you more compensation and also jobs.
But the villagers continued their protest as their only demand was to stop the work and get back their fertile land.
19 acres and 20 gunthas of land of Halaga has been acquired for the STP. Earlier to this, villagers of Halaga have spared their land for Suvarna Vidhan Soudha, Highway and also the Halga Macche Bypass.
Villagers say when we have already given land earlier why is that again they want land here itself. Many villagers said what is the point of setting up a sewage treatment plant on fertile land when there is abundant non fertile land available.