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Land acquisition: more time given to farmers

Staff Correspondent

The farmers are opposing acquisition of their land



PROTECTING THEIR LAND: Farmers of Bhairidevarakoppa village near Hubli waiting to submit a memorandum to the Assistant Commissioner in Dharwad on Thursday.

DHARWAD: The district administration has given another 30 days to the farmers of Bhairidevarakoppa village to submit their statements before the Assistant Commissioner of Dharwad in connection with the acquisition of 166 acres of land.

The farmers have filed their objections to the notification issued by the Assistant Commissioner on acquisition of 166 acres and 30 guntas of land at Bhairidevarakoppa located on the outskirts of Hubli.

Following their objections, Assistant Commissioner Mahantesh Bilagi asked the farmers to make their submissions before him either on their own or through their counsel before July 30.

However, the farmers, who came in a group to Dharwad, staged a demonstration requesting more time to make their submissions.

They said that they had lost their land to various projects and were not in a position to give more land to the Government and requested it [Government] to consider their plea.

The farmers then submitted a memorandum to Mr. Bilagi in this connection.

Mr. Bilagi, who heard the farmers, told them that the administration would give them the time sought by them to file their statements.

The district administration has begun the process of land acquisition for the development of a regional garden by the Hubli-Dharwad Urban Development Authority under the Comprehensive Development Plan.

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