MP: Farmers protest against Land Acquisition Act

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 23:35

Indore: Terming the current Land Acquisition
Act as colonial, large number of farmers under the banner of
Bhartiya Kisan Sangh on Monday staged a protest before the
district collectorate demanding nullification of the "archaic"
act.

"Under the current Act, farmers` fertile land is being
acquired forcibly for setting up industries and for other
projects and we strongly oppose it," Sangh`s national
vice-president, Dayaram Dhakad told reporters here.

We have sought that this act be nullified and be replaced
with a new farmer-friendly law, he said.

Farmers also protested the hike in the prices of
fertilisers, pesticides, electricity and seeds on the
occasion.

Many farmers whose lands were acquired by the government
for industries and several other projects took part in the
agitation.

The district administration has made elaborate
arrangements to deal with any situation in view of the
agitation at the collectorate.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 23:35

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