<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Nashik district Collector Radhakrishna B today tried to dispel farmers’ apprehensions about acquisition of their land for the proposed Nagpur-Mumbai Samrruddhi Corridor passing through the district. The farmers in Sinnar and Igatpuri tehsils are up in arms against the project, fearing forceful acquisition of their land by the government and the loss of livelihood. They have been protesting since last week by staging rasta rokos, taking out rallies, throwing burning tyres on roads to oppose the project. The Rs 46,000-crore Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor is a proposed 702-km express highway that will pass through ten districts. Appealing to farmers to not to resort to protest, the Collector said their land will not be acquired without their consent. Meanwhile, Kisan Sabha leader Raju Desale told reporters today that a rally has been organised by farmers’ ‘Sangharsh Samiti’ and ‘Kisan Sabha’ at Shivade village on April 15 on the issue.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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Samruddhi corridor: Collector seeks to allay farmers’ concerns