SANGUEM: Tense situation was witnessed at Sanguem as local farmers tried an attempt to stop the ongoing demarcation process for the IIT Goa campus.
The farmers said that they would not tolerate the government taking over their agricultural lands and have urged the local MLA to move the project to a different part of Sanguem.
The farmers confronted survey officials who were demarcating land at the proposed IIT site and demanded that they furnish the documents and orders issued for the demarcation process.
The farmers also pointed out to the surveyors of the cashew plantations on the land.
The farmers from Sanguem who own paddy fields and plantations in Cotarli village have vowed to fight unto death to retain possession of their agricultural lands, warning the government that they would not give up their land for the establishment of the IIT project proposed in the agrarian taluka.