Panneerselvam calls for immediate withdrawal of bids on Vadatheru hydrocarbon project
In a press release, the AIADMK coordinator urged CM M.K. Stalin to take up the matter with PM Modi
AIADMK coordinator, O. Panneerselvam, on Monday referred to as upon Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to take steps for the immediate withdrawal of the invitation of bids by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for improvement of oil and fuel fields in Vadatheru of Pudukkottai district within the Cauvery basin.
In a press release, Mr. Panneerselvam needed Mr Stalin to take up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout the proposed assembly on June 17 and clarify to him the salient options of the State’s regulation on the protected agricultural zone for the Cauvery delta. Also, Mr. Stalin ought to convey to Mr. Modi’s discover the reassurance given by the Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar in February 2020, to the State authorities that “the final decision as to whether to allow any particular [new] project in any particular region would continue to vest with the State government”.
The AIADMK chief termed as “unacceptable” the Chief Minister’s request to the Centre for consulting the State authorities previous to initiating the method of public sale in Tamil Nadu for hydrocarbon exploration and extraction. This has created apprehension within the minds of individuals, particularly farmers, that the State authorities shouldn’t be agency in its stand of relating to hydrocarbon and methane initiatives as pointless, he mentioned.