Power project work halted after farmers' protest

Power project work halted after farmers' protest

 Following stiff resistance from farmers, the Bengaluru Rural district administration on Tuesday temporarily halted the work on laying cables for electric towers in Doddaballapur taluk under a power project taken up by Power Grid Corporation of India.

Farmers at Bhuchanahalli village in Doddaballapura taluk staged a protest and stalled the work, seeking proper compensation and land survey.

A team led by tahsildar B A Mohan and SP Amith Singh failed to convince the farmers and decided to halt the work temporarily. The police had cordoned off the entire area near Bhuchanahalli where electric towers have been installed, to prevent farmers from approaching them. However, a large number of farmers managed to reach spot around 11 am and staged a protest. The officers called off the work considering sensitivity of the situation. Security was heightened by deploying a KSRP platoon and the entire police force of Doddaballapura taluk.


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