Bhavnagar: Police Detain farmers protesting over Land Acquisition case by GPCL
Today in Bhavnagar, Police Detain 100 protesting farmers over Land Acquisition case.
Near Surka village police did lathicharge on protesting farmers. Police also bursted tear gas shell at the site.
At Padwa village farmers agitation against GPCL.
1,355 hectares in 12 villages was under acquisition for a thermal power plant, lignite mines, constructing a colony, ash dumping etc. for GPCL Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd since 1993-94. The consent award was passed between 1997 and 2001 and compensation was paid to farmers, Rs 48,000 per hectare for non-irrigated land and Rs 72,000 per hectare for irrigated land.