Farmers, however, moved a sub-court in the district seeking higher compensation and the court in 2007 directed the state to pay them a hiked compensation along with interest.
Farmers said they were yet to be fully paid the compensation amount.
When the state failed to implement the court order, a section of the farmers, backed by the CPM, had staged a sit-in at the university in 2012.Following this, the state deposited Rs 42 crore, a portion of the compensation amount, around 2014.
The official said the university would act on the issue based on further (court) orders.Amid this, Natarajan, who led the farmers’ protest at the university in 2012, has promised the farmers that he would do everything possible to help them get the full compensation amount, if he was elected.
Coimbatore: CPM candidate for Coimbatore parliament constituency P R Natarajan has raked up the issue of compensation that the Bharathiar University has to provide to farmers from whom it had acquired a total of 994 acres land way back in 1982.About 1,200 farmers from Bommanampalayam, Kalveerampalayam, Navavoor and surrounding areas had given their land to set up the varsity and the state had then fixed a compensation of Rs 4,000 per acre.
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