Telangana High Court adjourns Kamareddy farmers’ petition hearing on master plan to 11 January

The farmers filed the petition alleging that the draft master plan was prepared without consulting the stakeholders.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Jan 09, 2023 | 6:11 PMUpdatedJan 09, 2023 | 6:35 PM

Kamareddy farmers' petition

The Telangana High Court on Monday, 9 January, adjourned to Wednesday the hearing on a petition filed by farmers of Rameswarapalli for the scrapping of the draft master plan for Kamareddy town.

As soon as the hearing began, the court sought an explanation from the counsel for the government who sought time. But the counsel again sought time.

The farmers filed the petition on Saturday alleging that the draft master plan was prepared without consulting the stakeholders, even as protests were going on in Kamareddy.

The farmers of eight villages were up in arms against the district administration and the municipality for the inclusion of their land in the draft master plan.

Meanwhile, the agitation against the master plan continued on Monday.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) that is spearheading the agitation met councillors and made representations against the exercise to finalise the draft master plan.

They also met the leaders of all parties and gave memoranda to them for their intervention to stop the exercise. They are demanding that the Kamareddy Municipal council should pass a resolution for scrapping the draft master plan.

Though Collector Jatin V Patil tried to assuage the ruffled feelings of the farmers by saying that the master plan was in the draft stage and that their objections would be considered before a decision was taken while finalising, the farmers are worried about losing their land.