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‘Agricultural lands should not be converted into real estate projects’

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Joy of giving:A farmer being honoured with Pongal gifts in Pudukottai recently.
Joy of giving:A farmer being honoured with Pongal gifts in Pudukottai recently.

: Farmers played a key role in promoting national economy and growth and every citizen should acknowledge and honour their service, said speakers at a function organised as part of Pongal celebrations by Thilagavathiar Tiruvarul Adheenam here recently.

They explained the importance of agriculture and said agricultural lands should not be converted into real estate projects.

Dayanantha Chandrasekaran, head of the Adheenam, said this was the seventh year in succession that the farmers and agricultural labourers were being honoured by the Adheenam, A group of members from the Adheenam made a surprise visit to the villages and identified farmers working in the fields.

S. Meyyappan, a senior lawyer, and S. Ramadoss, founder of Ponmari group of educational institutions, spoke.

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