TAMIL NADU

Toddy tapping to continue

Staff Reporter

ERODE: Tamil Nadu Kal Iyakkam’s C. Nallasami has said that farmers will continue to tap toddy. The farmers launched a toddy tapping agitation a few days ago to protest against the State Government’s ban on toddy tapping.

He said the farmers’ protest would continue until the State Government removed toddy from the liquor list and included it under food items. He argued that the alcohol content in toddy was only 4.5 per cent as against 42.8 per cent in Indian Made Foreign Liquor.

To buttress his arguments, Mr. Nallasami pointed out that if the Government revoked the ban, about 10 lakh workers would get employment and 50 lakh farmers’ families would earn more.

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