Mysuru, May 14:- The farmers, who have lost their land to Asian Paints at Immavu Industrial area in Nanjangud, have stood up against the company. Raitha Sangha of Lakshminarayan Gowda wing has warned of indefinite protest from May 15 against the company if things are not set right.
“Asian Paints assured jobs to farmers at Immavu and purchased land from them at a throwaway price. Now, the company is giving insignificant jobs with a pittance as salaries, saying these farmers do not have enough qualification. When the land price was Rs 85 lakh per acre, the farmers gave their land to the company at Rs 25 lakh per acre with the promise of jobs but the company didn’t offer them jobs. Several protests were held later on and the company didn’t give permanent jobs to the farmers and took them on contract-basis with negligible salary. We will stage indefinite protest in front of the factory from tomorrow (May 15). Dalita Sangharsha Samithi, Ambedkar Yuva Sene, women’s organisations, village panchayat members and presidents are also taking part,” said district president Vidyasagar at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club on Monday.
Immavu Raghu, Hulimavu village panchayat president Mahesh Prasad, Manju Kiran, village panchayat member Prakash, Girish and others were present. (MR/KMR)