‘TNPCB denial to project is the victory for farmers’

Farmers of Tiruvarur district have appealed to the State government not to make operational the project for extracting methane from Cauvery delta districts as it is apprehended that it will affect underground water.

They made this appeal at the monthly farmers’ grievances day meeting here on Thursday. They said both the State and the Central government owe an explanation to the people of the district on the project. Though the State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a private company for extraction of methane from Cauvery delta districts, people do not know much about the project.

P.R.Pandian, a farmer from Kottur, said that Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has denied permission to the methane project. This is the victory for the farmers. But farmers should fight against the project till the State and the Central government cancel the project