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A village’s nightmare

Print edition : January 23, 2015

Distraught residents of Kannankottai on the morning they lost their fertile fields. Photo: P.V. Bhuvan

Excavators destroying fields with standing crop in Kannankottai. Photo: P.V. Bhuvan

Two hours was all it took to destroy 80 hectares of fertile land with standing crop in Kannankottai, as the Tamil Nadu government went about “acquiring” the land to implement an “essential” project, invoking a British-era Act.
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