Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Thursday, May 14, 2009
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Front Page |
Tamil Nadu |
Andhra Pradesh |
New Delhi |
Other States |
Advts: Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |
MANGALORE: Pragathipara Krishikara Hitharakshana Vedike, an association of farmers who are favouring acquisition of their land for the Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ), has sought early implementation of the project.
Led by former MLA K. Vijayakumar Shetty, the vedike members said that implementation of the project would benefit farmers and any delay would affect the district’s progress.
Their lands have been earmarked for acquisition for the second phase of the project which requires 2,035 acres of land. Notifications have been issued to farmers in this regard.
Mr. Shetty told presspersons here on Wednesday that many farmers were unable to continue farming in view of rising costs of implements and inputs.
He said the vedike had favoured Mangalore Special Economic Zone Ltd.’s plans to acquire land if farmers benefited from it. It had demanded payment of Rs. 15 lakh an acre to land, he said.
He said that MSEZL required only 4.5 per cent of the 86,000 acres of farmland in Mangalore taluk.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |
Copyright © 2009, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of