From Now, Cauvery Delta is a Protected Agricultural Zone, CM Edappadi Palaniswami DeclaredSivaranjani Soundarjan (Author) Published Date : Feb 10, 2020 12:36 IST
Cauvery Delta is a Protected Zone from now-Tamilnadu CM K.Palaniswamy.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has announced that the Government of Tamil Nadu will not come up with any program that will affect the livelihood of the farmers.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has declared the Cauvery Delta Districts as a protected agricultural zone. The Chief Minister stated that this Tamilnadu Government would not consent the hydrocarbon projects in those areas while attending the inauguration function Integrated Livestock Park in Thalaivasal of Salem District.
Speaking on occasion, the Chief Minister said that "Delta districts including Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Ariyalur, Pudukkottai Cuddalore, Karur, and Trichy districts will be transformed into protected areas including Ariyalur, Pudukkottai and Cuddalore districts. The decision made concerning the farmers' distresses. We cannot allow methane extraction in the Cauvery Delta. The Government of Tamil Nadu will not come up with any program that will affect the livelihood of the farmers".
Edappadi also stated that the Farmers in the delta region have been protesting for nearly two years against the Vedanta Limited & Oil and Natural Gas Limited, who is in the execution process of proposed hydrocarbon projects in the rice bowl of India.
As part of the Hydrocarbon project, Vedanta Limited was ready to drill nearly 230 wells in the Puducherry, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Karaikal, and Villupuram district for the total sum of approximately 18,000 crores.
It is the DMK government that has permitted to take hydrocarbon. The deal was put in the presence of Stalin. Opposition parties, including DMK, are lying in the aisle and campaigning in Neduvasaal, where the initial protest by people began in 2017. No matter how much the opposition parties slander, the AIADMK government can do nothing, says Edappadi K.Palaniswami.
There is no sanction in Tamil Nadu for any scheme that affects the livelihood of the farmers. Special legislation will be enacted about protected zones. I understand the plight of the Delta District farmers and said I would publish this announcement, Tamilnadu CM stated in the Livestock foundation ceremony.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated a 13-acre cricket ground at Vazhapadiin Salem district. Former cricketer Rahul Dravid and Tamil Nadu ministers took part in the event.
Chief Minister, while speaking at the ceremony, said that the Tamil Nadu players who have the opportunity to win medals in international competitions are being given incentives. Following this, Rahul Dravid bowled, and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu batted for a while.
From Now, Cauvery Delta is a Protected Agricultural Zone, CM Edappadi Palaniswami Declared