Residents from more than 10 villages gathered at Niddodi for a one-day hunger strike on Sunday against the 4,000 MW mega thermal power plant proposed there.

Alphonce D’Souza, president of the Mathrubhoomi Samrakshana Samiti, said more than 2,000 people gathered from villages – including Yedapaduv, Nirude, Puttige, Kateel, Mucchuru, Moodbidri, Pakshikere, Padu Perar, Mudu Perar, Thenka Yedapadavu – who fear they will lose their land or be affected by the pollution from the plant.

The government had announced 700 acres for the plant, of which 200 acres of government land was available. — Staff Correspondent

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