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FEB 13 2018

Drawing power lines over agriculture lands opposed

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Tue 13th FEB 2018

 

 

Stating that installation of high-tension power cables over the agriculture land will only benefit the private power generation companies, farmers in the district wanted the project to be stopped.

 

They said that the proposed line to supply electricity generated from wind mills to Karnataka will traverse over agricultural lands in Tirupur, Erode, Salem, and Dharmapuri for which compensation will not be given.

 

They said that farmers have to bear the risk arising out of accidents and fear that they will not be able to sell their lands. They said that agriculture activities will completely be curbed if the electric lines pass through their land and they will lose their livelihood for ever.

 

They wanted alternative methods like underground cable system to be worked out with change in the route. The project will benefit only the private companies who earn huge profits by taking away the rights of poor farmers, they added.

 

Salem

 

The Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, and the Vivasaya Thozhilalar Sangam, both affiliated to the CPI(M) staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate here on Monday in protest against the commissioning of high tension (HT) power lines through the farm lands.

 

They said that the Centre and the State Government have given permission for commissioning transmitters and HT power lines in 30 routes in the State. A majority of the transmitters are being set up in the farm lands.

 

They alleged that the Power Grid Corporation is executing the works without consulting the land owners and without paying the required compensation. The HT power lines are passing via Sankagiri, Konganapuram, Edappadi, Jalagandapuram, Selavadai, Taramangalam, Mecheri, Malliakuntham, to Dharmapuri. The execution of this project has badly affected the farmers and the farm workers.

 

They demanded the State Government to convene meetings to hear the grievances of the affected farmers and also direct the corporation to provide monthly rent to the farmers on the lines of the mobile phone towers.

 

The government should also think on implementing this project by laying underground cable. The farmers should be given adequate compensation for the farm lands acquired and also for the crop loss suffered by them.

 

The government should also form a special committee of farmers for fixing the compensation. Till the issue is amicably settled, the government should direct the corporation to suspend all its works, they demands. P. Shanmugam, state general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Vivasaya Sangam led the agitation.

 

Namakkal

 

A. Adinarayanan, district president of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, led the agitation held in front of the Collectorate in the town. P. Perumal, district secretary of the Sangam and others spoke.

 

 

Drawing power lines over agriculture lands opposedSource : Staff Reporter, The Hindu / Erode(TN), 13th February 2018Published on : 13th  February 2018
Stating that installation of high-tension power cables over the agriculture land will only benefit the private power generation companies, farmers in the district wanted the project to be stopped.
They said that the proposed line to supply electricity generated from wind mills to Karnataka will traverse over agricultural lands in Tirupur, Erode, Salem, and Dharmapuri for which compensation will not be given.
They said that farmers have to bear the risk arising out of accidents and fear that they will not be able to sell their lands. They said that agriculture activities will completely be curbed if the electric lines pass through their land and they will lose their livelihood for ever.
They wanted alternative methods like underground cable system to be worked out with change in the route. The project will benefit only the private companies who earn huge profits by taking away the rights of poor farmers, they added.
Salem
The Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, and the Vivasaya Thozhilalar Sangam, both affiliated to the CPI(M) staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate here on Monday in protest against the commissioning of high tension (HT) power lines through the farm lands.
They said that the Centre and the State Government have given permission for commissioning transmitters and HT power lines in 30 routes in the State. A majority of the transmitters are being set up in the farm lands.
They alleged that the Power Grid Corporation is executing the works without consulting the land owners and without paying the required compensation. The HT power lines are passing via Sankagiri, Konganapuram, Edappadi, Jalagandapuram, Selavadai, Taramangalam, Mecheri, Malliakuntham, to Dharmapuri. The execution of this project has badly affected the farmers and the farm workers.
They demanded the State Government to convene meetings to hear the grievances of the affected farmers and also direct the corporation to provide monthly rent to the farmers on the lines of the mobile phone towers.
The government should also think on implementing this project by laying underground cable. The farmers should be given adequate compensation for the farm lands acquired and also for the crop loss suffered by them.
The government should also form a special committee of farmers for fixing the compensation. Till the issue is amicably settled, the government should direct the corporation to suspend all its works, they demands. P. Shanmugam, state general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Vivasaya Sangam led the agitation.
Namakkal
A. Adinarayanan, district president of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, led the agitation held in front of the Collectorate in the town. P. Perumal, district secretary of the Sangam and others spoke.

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