• Download mobile app
23 Feb 2024, Edition - 3146, Friday

Trending Now

  • Just wait and watch on the number of allies that are going to break off DMK: AIADMK leader EPS
  • BJP MLA Vanathi Srinivasan ‘s office gets ISO Certificate, in a first in TN
  • They said it is difficult to get me into politics, it is even more difficult to get me out : MNM Kamal Hassan
  • We shall enhance Kashmir’s beauty as a tourist destination so much that tourists will never think of Switzerland: PM Modi

Coimbatore

‘TN treating farmers as second rate citizens’

Covai Post Network

Share

The farmers in the Cauvery Delta region have accused the State Government of treating the farming community as second rate citizens.

The activists of Joint Movement of Farmers’ Associations observed a day’s fast in front of the Panagal building in Thanjavur condemning the government’s apathy towards the farmers’ issues. They were led by the movement’s state vice-president Sugumaran.

They urged the State Government to waive all the loans availed by them and to take immediate steps to get Cauvery water due for Tamil Nadu from Karnataka. They also wanted the administration to supply coconut oil instead of palm oil to all nutritious meal centres in the State.

Talking to reporters, the movement’s state president Deivasigamani said none of the 37 AIADMK members in the Parliament raised issues related to farmers in the House during the current session. “Nor have party members raised and discussed the issues in the State Assembly. The Government is treating the farmers as second rate citizens by not paying due attention to our issues,” he alleged.

Deivasigamani alleged that the Government had failed to put pressure on the Centre to immediately constitute the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Authority as recommended by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in its final verdict for ensuing due share of water for Tamil Nadu.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER