Udupi: Chaos erupted on Monday, April 11, between the villagers of Hunsebettu, 38 Kalthur and owners of proposed crushing unit over holding the survey of the land where the crusher unit is proposed.
Geologists from the geology department had arrived to hold a joint survey of the proposed crusher unit in Hunsebettu. The officials of Revenue Department, Forest Department, and Pollution Control board were expected to participate in the joint survey all except the official from pollution control board had arrived. A geologist who proceeded to hold the survey was stopped by the protestors, he later consulted the Udupi Tahashildar and decided to cancel the survey process.
Villagers who were intimated about the survey process had gathered in large numbers. They shouted slogans against the district administration for initiating the survey.
Mithun, a villager said that the owners of the proposed crushing unit had misinterpreted the facts saying that there were no houses near the area covering the crushing unit while there are houses and also a temple built in the area. The crushing unit will destroy the lives of villagers and will also damage the environment, he added.
Police were deputed for conducting the survey process smoothly.
The Geologist present at the spot said that this was a preliminary survey to check the crushing unit norms set by the government.
TP Member Dr Sunitha Nayak and ZP Members tried to pacify the protesters.