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Old tensions clash with grand ambition in new Indian city Amaravati

Officials are being criticised for ignoring protests of farmers unwilling to give up land, and the ecological impact of building on farmland close to the river

Farmers from Andhra Pradesh visiting the Singapore City Gallery at the Urban Redevelopment Authority last November to learn more about Singapore's urban development history.

Amaravati, India

AS big plans and intricate models were made for a new city in south India, officials struggled to communicate their vision to thousands of farmers who gave up land for the decades-long, multi-billion dollar project.

So last November, they flew a group of them to...