Dadri farmers up in arms over proposed power project

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Lucknow, Aug 29 (ANI): Hundreds of farmers took to the streets in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri district, seeking return of farmland acquired to set up a power plant.

Reliance Power held by Anil Ambani's ADA group had announced setting up of a 3,500 megawatt gas-based power plant in Dadri at a cost of 2.2 million dollars.

Farmers alleged that they were given a meagre compensation for their highly fertile agricultural land.

Farmers started the protest march from Reliance power project site in Dadri to Lucknow, on Thursday.

The protest was jointly organised by the farmers unions and the Congress Party.

Protestors said that their struggle was for justice.

"This demonstration is a long struggle that depicts the battle between justice and injustice. The way in which the 2500 acres of highly fertile land snatched from farmers by sighting the dream of a power project was wrong...five years have been passed but there is no sign of power plant," said Pramod Tiwari, senior Congress leader. (ANI)

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