TEXT AND PICTURE: THE HINDU DATED: AUGUST 25 2014 BY G. RAVIKIRAN
At a time when the land owners are making fortunes by selling their properties, for Kavali Venkatesh, a poor farmer, who possesses 1.5 acres at Painapuram in Muthukur mandal, it has become a worry.
Mr. Venkatesh, who has been offered up to Rs. 30 lakh for the piece of land till a year ago, now finds no takers for it. The trouble began when the nearby thermal power project laid high tension lines through this land.
None come forward now to buy the land due to the HT line.
Mr. Venkatesh has eight children and some of them are working with him at his small aquaculture firm to eke out living.