NAMAKKAL: Farmers and representatives of various farmers associations conducted a meeting in Mohanur recently protesting against the shortage in the supply of fertiliser and increase in the prices of various commodities.
They wanted the government to ensure adequate supply of fertiliser to the farmers and initiate measures to check the spiralling prices of essential commodities.
They also demanded the government to stop the quarrying of sand in Cauvery River as the activity was affecting the environment.
They urged the departments concerned to initiate immediate measures to prevent the flow of wastewater from Mohanur town panchayat to the river.
They wanted the government to provide Rs. 222 as State Advised Price for sugarcane and improve the Salem Co-operative Sugar Mill matriculation school.
Farmers appealed to the government to re-structure the Mohanur Canal to prevent the water from going waste.
The government should not to allow any industries near the farm lands, which would affect farming and the environment, they said. Panchayat Union Councillor K. Chandramohan presided over the meeting.