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Varanasi: Ahead of PM Modi's Rally, 40 Bighas of Semi-Ripe Paddy Crop Harvested

According to farmers, the local administration has offered unfair compensation for harvesting a semi-ripe crop.

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Video Input: Chandan Pandey

Producer: Piyush Rai

Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

English Script: Saurabh Pal

Acres of land cultivating paddy crop was prematurely harvested and cleared ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally scheduled on Monday, 25 October in Mehandiganj, Varanasi.

The venue prepared for the PM's rally is spread over 40 bighas of land.

According to farmers in the area, the local administration has offered unfair compensation for harvesting a semi-ripe crop. They also fear that the clearing for the land will render it infertile for the next three-four years.

Meanwhile, the administration has claimed that certain Twitter handles are spreading rumours related to the government's destruction of the crop.

Varanasi District Magistrate, Kaushal Raj Sharma stated, "The event is being organised only after offering fair compensation to the farmers."

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