Tribune press service
Patiala, July 7
Farmers associated with Union Bhartiya Kisan (BKU) -Krantikari today staged a protest outside the district administrative complex against allegedly low compensation for land acquired in villages. The farmers demanded that the family of a farmer who died of depression after acquiring part of his land be paid a job.
The farmers said that the shamlat lands of five villages, including Aakri, Sehri, Sehra, Talktu Majra and Pabra from Rajpura, had been acquired. Farmers were to be compensated with Rs9 lakh per acre. Part of this land was an Aakri Gurpreet Singh, the farmers added.
He did not receive the full amount of compensation, the farmers added. They alleged that the local leaders, the panchayat and the administration caused all the financial loss and psychological damage to him.
BKU-Krantikari’s Gurdhian Singh said residents of the village and adjacent areas held a protest today and called for the government to now compensate the farmer’s family as he died of depression. followed by a heart attack after the affair continued to hang for months altogether.
“We want the government to compensate the farmer’s family. The government should also provide a job for one of his relatives, ”he added.