Chennai: Demanding the Central Government to withdraw the proposed hydrocarbon project in the State, the CPI (M) has decided to hold meeting in Delta region to raise awareness among the people about the adverse impact to be posed by it.
In a resolution passed in a meeting of District Secretaries of CPI (M) in Chennai on Tuesday, the party has stated that if the project implemented the Delta region would become unfit for cultivation and agricultural activities. The highly fertile region would become a desert and the project aimed helping Vedanta firm, which would implement it in state.
If the project allowed the agricultural activities in the region comprising - Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Karaikkal, Cuddalore and Villupuram districts would come to a standstill and would become a desert in future. Knowing this, the Central and State governments granted permission to the Vedanta to go ahead with the project. Highlighting these issues, the CPI (M) has decided to conduct meeting in the Delta region raising awareness among the people about the disadvantages of the proposed project from June 5 to 10.
The state secretary, CPI (M) K Balakrishnan has appealed the people to cooperate with the party.
In another resolution, the party has demanded the State Government to solve the drinking water issues faced by the people as they are facing acute water shortage.
The people especially in rural terrain are facing severe water crisis. Residents in Tirunelveli receive drinking water supply once in ten days. Similarly, residents in Chennai also subjected to severe hardship and water supply halted in more than 90 per cent of places in the city. The government must take efforts to solve the water crisis and take concrete steps in the State.
In another resolution the party has demanded the government to protect the water resources. The party has also sought the government to increase the intake of students admitted in arts and science colleges in the State....