Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: Members of Tamil Nadu Devendrakula Velallar Forum observed a fast here on Thursday to press their charter of demands. They demanded that the authorities concerned should take steps to stop illegal sand mining taking place at various parts of the district must be stopped.

Patta should be issued to the Sudalaimadasmay temple situated at Koramballam near here immediately. The district administration should evolve a master plan to conserve excess water received during monsoon by preventing it from draining into the sea without getting utilised. Stone quarry at Konar Kottai must be closed.

Forum president C. Pasupathi Pandian and other office-bearers participated —A.V. Rathina Manickam, Karthik Pandian and P. Rajendran — participated.