the main reasons this SIPCOT project is gathering protest issipcot near avinashi
1) Athikdavu water will be reaching the area in a year(after being in 60 years in proposal stage).
2) There is a genuine fear that govt will not be giving market rate.(they fear, govt will just give 1 or 2 lakhs for an acre.
This area from what i could gather from people is arid and not much farming is done. Thanks to athikadavu scheme, people had already spent good money in getting ready to farming as and when the ground water level starts increasing due to the athikadavu water.
This project would not have invited this much protest even 5 years before. People are now making moves to get the support of various political parties.
If govt really want this to end quickly , they need to make a deal and payout the money in one shot at market price.
I can see a lot of free arid land mass near kaniyur( after karumathampatti). I think, that area can be considered.
There is not much farming in that area, I have a land there, I tried for ground water borewell till 1000ft with no luck - Three years before.
Land price also cheap there.