Villagers stage dharna


Bhadravati: Villagers staged a dharna in front of the forest office at Kudligere village near here on Thursday protesting against the assault of a bamboo worker by the staff of the Forest Department.

The protestors alleged that the forest department staff are harassing medars (Bamboo Workers). Following reconciliatory talks held between the Range Forest Officer of Chennagiri Range and the protestors, it has been decided to allow cutting of bamboos my medars once a week after payment of the stipulated fees by the Forest Department.