Iit: Iit-d: Those Who Parted With Land Want Jobs For Their Kin | Hubballi News

Dharwad: The IIT‘s new premises, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was constructed on 500 acres of land. Many farmers gave up their lands to the government.
Now land losers and their sympathizers are demanding jobs to the family members of land losers. They want one of the young members of the family to be considered for group-D jobs. Another group also demands a quota for Kannadiga candidates in IIT admissions.
Shivarudragouda Patil, who gave five acres, said KIADB first issued notice in 2008 to farmers of over 900 acres of Malligawad, Mummigatti and Kelageri and sanctioned payment of Rs 26 lakh per acre in 2012. “Now the market price is Rs one crore per acre. We don’t know what was the MoU but we were assured of jobs in industries. As many small-scale industries have come up, we are getting meagre salaries of Rs 8,000-10,000. Many rich farmers have now become poor after industrial development,” he added.
Siddharoodh Maritammanavar, Channaveerappa and Mailarappa have demanded that the state government communicate with the Union government to get Group-D jobs top their family members. “Elected representatives and officials had been assuring jobs in industries. Since it is an IIT now, they should provide secure job to youths of land losers,” they pressed.
Former minister Vinay Kulkarni’s video clip demanding jobs for the land losers and 25% reservation for Karnataka students, has gone viral.
Supporting the video, Prakash Hebballi, a techie and Kannada activist, said the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, has reserved 25% seats for Karnataka students under its inclusion and expansion plan 2021-25, since 2021.
“As many as 937 Karnataka students have utilised this facility. The same should be implemented in IIT Dharwad too. Many may ask when such a reservation is not there in other IITs, why should it be given in Dharwad. If the Union government drops Hindi language from its IIT entrance tests, then there is no need for reservation for Karnataka or any other local students. Moreover, if candidates get an IIT seat in their native state, their learning efficiency will be more,” he argued.
IIT Dharwad director Venkappayya R Desai said as giving jobs to land losers is a policy matter, he cannot comment on it. “However, Union minister Pralhad Joshi has assured of doing the needful. When it comes to reservation for Karnataka candidates, it is not possible as the IIT is a national level technical institute,” he said.

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