Maharashtra Farmers Fight Government With Google Earth

IBN Live reports that Maharashtra farmers are using Google Earth to fight back against a government ruling that they would take 25,000 acres away from them to build a Maha Mumbai Special Economic Zone. The government told the farmers that “only a small portion of the earmarked land is fertile and that some parts of it is submerged by salty creek water.” But Google Earth came to the rescue of the farmers, where they were able “to prove to the authorities that the land is fertile,” said Arun Shivkar an SEZ activist. No wonder the Maharashtra state government in India is upsetwith Google. Just kidding!

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