For samba cultivation, say farmers
TIRUVARUR: AIADMK members staged a demonstration at Tiruvarur on Tuesday protesting against what they alleged the Government’s failure to provide water to tail end areas and demanding continuous flow of water without turn system in Cauvery, Vennar and Grand Anaicut canal systems.
K.A.K. Mugil, State secretary of the MGR youth wing led the agitation. R. Kamaraj, former MP, Ilamathi Subramanyan, MLA, K. Gopal, former MLA and others participated in the agitation.
The members also demanded disbursal of co-operative credit, loans from nationalised banks, subsidised agriculture inputs for farmers to take up samba cultivation. They said that farmers had to skip kuruvai for want of water and they depend only upon samba for cultivation this year. They were in need of water.