Farmers protest against SC order

Farmers protest against SC order

Stage rasta roko on Mys-Blore highway for more than half-an-hour

 Condemning the Supreme Court’s order to release Cauvery water from KRS reservoir as unscientific, members of Raitha Sangha staged a rasta roko on the Bangalore-Mysore highway near Gejjalagere in the taluk on Monday.

The farmers, who raised slogans against the decision, blocked the highway for more than half an hour — bringing the traffic to a screeching halt. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both the sides of the road, disrupting vehicular traffic.

Ryot leader Sunanda Jayaram said farmers in Mandya district are suffering due to severe drought and there is no sufficient water in the KRS dam.

The Supreme Court’s unscientific decision has upset the residents of the district and has added fuel to the fire.

All leaders, cutting across party lines, should join the protest against the Supreme Court’s decision, she said.

Sangha taluk president Vishwanath, farmer leaders Kuduragundi Nagaraju, Chandru, Eshwarappa and others led  the stir where hundreds of villagers participated in the protest.