“Fertile lands of farmers will not be forcibly acquired for setting up mega industries. Efforts will be directed towards acquiring barren land for industrialization purposes”, said chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.
Addressing media persons during his visit to the city, he said that the process of land acquisition for setting up of Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ) will be done after taking into confidence the local peasants, people’s representatives, and heads of various Mutts.
Yeddyurappa asserted that industrialization is essential for the state but care will be taken so as to not cause injustice to local peasants.
“MSEZ officials execute their agenda without taking local farmers into confidence”, alleged MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.