Erode: The Tamil Nadu Environment minister, Mr K. C. Karupannan on Friday assured that the AIADMK government will not give consent for the proposed ‘Neutrino project’ in Theni district on ecological and environment grounds though the Central government had given the nod for the project.
The minister, who was speaking after participating in a camp to redress public grievances in Andhiyur assembly segment near Gobi in Erode district, in which people from over five villages had come to represent their problems, said the state government will not permit projects that could have adverse consequences on the environment.
Mr. Karupannan said efforts were on to identify ‘Kallakuthu’ and waste lands in village panchayats and issue ‘pattas’ to eligible and deserving beneficiaries. Stating that Tamil Nadu’s water management was not found wanting, he said along with the minister for Local Administration he had visited Japan and Australia to know about new ways to manage and dispose solid wastes in local bodies. Based on their visits, new projects on better management of solid wastes was on the anvil including generation of electricity from biogas, he said.
Responding to various representations of the people, many of whom complained that rice and wheat was not regularly available at ration shops, the minister instructed the officials to ensure their continuous supply through the PDS. The officials at the meeting, however, maintained there was no disruption in supply of essential commodities....