Farmers observe fast to protest land acquisition

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Madurai, Mar 17 (UNI) Protesting the Tamil Nadu government's move to acquire agricultural lands for the proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) here, as many as 200 farmers observed a day's hunger strike here today.

The farmers, affiliated to Makkal Manaattu Katchi, alleged that the government had planned to acquire fertile lands at Nedumadurai, Solangkuruni, Valayankulam and Ezhiyarpatti villages.

They said the acquisition would be detrimental to the livelihood of the farmers and urged the government to withdraw its plan to acquire the agricultural lands.


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