What draws Keralites to Dakshina Kannada is the fact that land is cheaper compared to their native state where it is quite high because of the huge foreign remittances.
KRRS president Badagalapura Nagendra said farmers will prevail on the government to rethink and withdraw the anti-farmer bills.
The Agricultural Produce Marketing Corporation (APMC) and Land Reforms amendment bills are loaded in favour of farmers.
The BJP government, under pressure from the corporate sector, is introducing amendments to the Land Reforms Act and APMC Bill.
While the government maintains that the changes in the land reforms act will increase agriculture production, industries and exports, the Congress and farmers' groups are apprehensive of its impact
He urged PM Modi to direct Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to withhold the ordinance so it could be discussed in the assembly.
Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Thursday announced his party’s decision to stage continuous protests against the amendments.
Farmers’ associations and Congress leaders have decided to jointly protest against the amendment to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act.
Opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Thursday demanded the Karnataka Government to repeal its ordinance amending the Land Reforms Act.
The cabinet has also approved to double the ceiling on land holdings from 10 units per family of five to 20 units under Section 63.
We decided to amend the Act to ensure growth of agricultureal and industrial sectors of the state.
He said the APMC Act amendment permitted non-licence holders to purchase the produce from farmers.
The opposition Congress is planning a state-wide protest against the proposed amendment to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act that will allow non-agriculturalists to buy farm land.
Says move will help improve agricultural exports, create job opportunities
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday said proposed amendments to the Land Reforms Act will help farmers and an ordinance will be issued for its implementation.