Over two hundred farmers affiliated to an apolitical forum, Tamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam, staged a demonstration here on Wednesday to protest against the Gas Authority of India Limited’s (GAIL) choice of farmland in the district to lay gas pipeline to take natural gas from Kochi to Bangalore.

The gas pipeline project of GAIL passes through 16 revenue villages in Krishnagiri district for a stretch of 47 km. As per the plan of GAIL, the pipeline work enters Krishnagiri district in Royakottai from Palacode in Dharmapuri district.