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Belagavi: A large number of men and women farmers from Hulikatti, Gokak taluk, staged a protest in Belagavi demanding compensation for sugarcane which got burnt due to short circuit in their village recently. An entire crop sown in 13 acres of land belonging to Ratnappa Goni burnt in the fire that broke out due to short circuit in the village last Tuesday.

ಶಾರ್ಟ್ ಸರ್ಕ್ಯೂಟ್, ಸುಟ್ಟ ಕಬ್ಬು, ಡಿಸಿ ಎದುರು ರೈತರ ಆಕ್ರೋಶ, ಆತ್ಮಹತ್ಯೆ ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆFor More Details Log on to thebelgaumnews.com

Posted by Thebelgaumnews.com on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The villagers were angry over the neglect of local authorities and demanded suitable compensation to the lost crop. The farmers urged DC Ziyaulla to come out of his cabin and meet them and later entered the DC office shouting slogans. When DC came out to meet them, farmer Ratnappa threatened to commit suicide with his entire family saying that the sugar factories to which he supplied cane did not respond to his appeal. The DC later held a meeting with the affected farmers at his cabin and assured that he would find a solution to it and ensure that compensation was given to them.