Livelihood Issues

A fight for their land

Print edition : September 02, 2016

Outside Singaram panchayat office, women from the village, who have been on a relay hunger strike for over a month. Others from neighbouring villages are sitting to participate in a protest meeting about to commence. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Police at the farm of Eatigaddakishtapur sarpanch Pratap Reddy on May 7, after villagers allegedly damaged standing crop and the sarpanch’s house after news that he had struck a deal with the government on land acquisition. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The mounting opposition to land acquisition for the Mallanasagar project, which threatens to submerge 14 villages, is turning out to be the first serious political challenge to Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao.
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