Acquisition of land opposed

TUMKUR: Despite protests against the acquisition of arable land for industry, the Government has decided to go ahead with the acquisition of fertile farmland in four places in Tumkur district.

Deputy Commissioner S.R. Umashankar presided over a meeting of the District Single-Window Agency on Industry here on Saturday and directed officials to acquire farmland at Kora, Yeliyuru, Bidare and Herur.

A farmers’ forum headed by Nanjavadhoota Swami of Sri Sphatikapuri Sukshetra has expressed shock over the Deputy Commissioner’s move.

— Staff Correspondent

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