Subhash Pandey, national convener of the tower line Shoshit Manch, said that for the last seven days, farmers have been in a sit-in at Jukhala under the banner of his organisation. The Act was made in 2003 and its rules were written in 2006. According to their rules, they must get the consent of the farmer to build a tower and put the land in the farmers’ land.
It is under Rule 3.1 (a). If farmers refuse to consent, then transmission companies may contact the district collector. The collector is then empowered to fix the compensation. Once compensation is made, the transmission companies can build towers and the line can be drawn when a tower is built. The line is pulled along with the existing crop.
After the construction of the tower, about 1,000 square yards of land become permanently useless, as well as the circumference of 4,000 berg yards will be rendered useless. This land is in the name of farmers, but it does not remain of any purpose, about 10 in each meter. As 12 acres of land loses its value, there is a possibility of electric shock during electromagnetic noise, so the construction house is prohibited for construction and warehouse.
We only know that this pole is 10 feet and weighs 100g and in the 19th century, when the Telegraph started, they were mostly in the rail lines and there was no crop loss in 2003 when the Act was passed. In 1885, a provision was made in relation to the farmer to implement the rules of 1885 telegraph. Now, a telegraph pole, which occupies a land of about 100kg weighing the same 400-765 KV high tower electric tower weighing 20 tonnes, makes the land completely useless.