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  • Land acquisition of farmland

    Land acquisition of farmland is going on throughout India. The irony is that the government is thinking about infrastructure development but at the cost of food security. While the idea of infrastructure is in mind of the government, do they have any idea how they are going to increase production of food grains with the shrinking farmland. The food prices are already escalating and with the shrinking farm this is going to escalate further.
    Apart from it, the writers have also brought in the point about landless labours which is really an issue. If you talk about a farmland, it's not only the farmer's family but dozens of families who work on the farm who are affected by the land acquisition.
    A bigger article on farmland acquisition throughout the India is what is required. Such a piece can give a big jolt to the government giving a wake up call.
    I congratulate the authors for bringing in the plight and dilemma of the farmers in the article. I'm happy that Down to Earth has kept it's tradition of highlighting the farmers issues but would request you to do a bigger story on farmland across India.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 8 years ago | Reply
  • idiots are being fooled by

    idiots are being fooled by giving them pea nuts of compensation , they should have got 30 times more as compensation .

    Posted by: Anonymous | 7 years ago | Reply
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