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Uttar Pradesh: Farmers protest against acquisition of land for international airport in Kushinagar

Posted by Admin on August 3, 2009

Posted by Rajeesh Kollakkandi on August 3, 2009

naxal_schoolJULY 5th, KUSHINAGAR – Farmers in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh have staged a protest against the acquisition of their land for an international airport.

The place is connected by road only.

Although it has an airstrip, it is not enough to meet increasing volume of tourists from across the world.

The government had hence taken a decision to develop an international airport in the city.

The land required for the airport site is cultivable and the farmers who own the land are not willing to part with it, as it is their only source of livelihood.

Farmers from two villages fear losing their land and homes to the airport site, whereas farmers from six more villages may lose their cultivable land. Read the rest of this entry »

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