Farmers and residents of several villages near Jindal cement plant at Bilakala Gudur near Gadivemula in Kurnool district staged a demonstration at the Collectorate here on Monday urging the government to intervene and ensure payment of proper compensation to those who had lost lands. Forum convener K. Ramanjaneyulu said the company did not pay uniform prices to the land owners as promised earlier.

Only Rs. 1.3 lakh

While the poor farmers were paid an amount of Rs. 1.30 lakh per acre, the rich and the influential received up to Rs. 8 lakh per acre.