Cairn India exploiting farmers, says Cong MP
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 19:28
New Delhi: A Congress member from Gujarat today claimed that an explosive situation is developing in Jamnagar district as Cairn India was exploiting farmers by acquiring lands at cheap rates.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Vikram Maadam said Cairn India which was extending its work from Barmer in Rajasthan to Gujarat was forcing farmers to sell land at just Rs 40,000 per acre.

At a time when agitating farmers in Aligarh are demanding more than Rs four lakh, farmers in Gujarat are being forced by the company to sell land at cheap rate under pressure from the mafia and the administration, he alleged.

He said an explosive situation was developing in the district and something untoward could happen there in the near future if prompt steps were not taken to pacify the farmers.

Vedanta Resources announced on August 16 that it is going to acquire up to 60 per cent stake in Cairn India which is operating the Mangala oilfield in Barmer.


First Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 19:28

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