Farmers protest against Dalmia Cement

Farmers protest against Dalmia Cement

Farmers from Yadawad village in Gokak taluk, staged a dharna on the premises of the DC office opposing the limestone mining project of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited. According to the claims in the memorandum signed in 2010, the government, through the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB), had given permission to the company to buy 497 acres in Yadawad village and set up the plant, later, the government extended this permission to 1,598 acres. So far, KIADB has acquired 1,086 acres in the area. The Land Reforms Act states that companies must utilise the land for the stipulated purpose within two years of purchase. The Dalmia company has not done anything so far except build some commercial units.

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