Farmers withdraw protest after Minister assures resolution of land compensation issue

Farmers from Hukkeri taluk, who camped in front of the Irrigation Department office demanding compensation for land acquisition, withdrew their protest on Tuesday night. Minister Jarkiholi assured them of addressing the issue, after meeting with officials and instructing a survey of submerged land. The farmers had been protesting since Monday, claiming that proper compensation had not been paid for land acquired in 1980.

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