Stir against LBP concretisation project

Erode

More than 300 farmers, led by Keezbavani farmers welfare association president lawyer C Nallasamy, protested in front of the Perundurai bus stand against the proposed Rs 740 crore concretisation plan in the 124 km Keezbavani canal located from Bhavanisagar Dam in Erode district to Mangalapatti in Karur District.The Prime Minister Modi has inagurated the project last week.

The protesters demanded withdrawal of the project on the ground of it would hit groundwater and drinking water sources, irrigation prospects of over 1 lakh acre, besides damage ecology by felling down of lakhs of trees.

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