Farmers present wish list to CM

Staff Reporter

ERODE: Farmers affiliated to the Tamizhaga Vivasayeegal Sangam have decided to support the DMK-led front in the ensuing Parliamentary elections.


The farmers recently met Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, submitted a wish list and extended their support, says a release.

In the list, the farmers urged the Chief Minister to write off all agriculture loans, continue supply of free power and extend the same to pump sets obtained under the self finance scheme, implement in association with the Union Government the recommendations of Vaidhyanathan Committee, reduce the 10 per cent tax on coconut products, fund the construction of solar power fence to protect fields on forest fringe and also reduce the power tariff for poultry.

The farmers have also asked the Chief Minister to restructure land tax and fix the same on acre basis, offer interest-free loans to farmers.

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