Cement for grain?

Print edition : April 04, 2014

Activists explaining to farmers what the SIR will mean for the agricultural community, at Sarsla village in Dholera. Photo: ANUPAMA KATAKAM

The wheat is ready to be harvested in Dholera's green fields. Here, Pradhumansinh Chudasama, a farmer with a large landholding from Bavaliari village in Dholera. Photo: ANUPAMA KATAKAM

The sign marking the place where the SIR area will begin. Photo: ANUPAMA KATAKAM

Residents of Bavaliari and Dholera villages with a sketch of the area that will be acquired for the DSIR. Photo: ANUPAMA KATAKAM

The Gujarat government is planning a 920 sq km Special Investment Region in Dholera. But farmers in the fertile area are not willing to give up their land.
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