Chennai , Jan 5 ( BPNS)
AIADMK interim general secretary and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu , Edappadi K Palaniswami has called upon Chief Minister Stalin to intervene and prevent misappropriation in procurement of Sugarcane for Pongal gift.
He said that middlemen were taking away a large chunk of profit for the farmers and asked the Chief Minister to take active measures to prevent this. The senior leader warned that the AIADMK would conduct a massive protest march organising sugar cane farmers against the failure of the government.
EPS in a statement on Thursday said that while the state government sanctioned Rs 33 per Sugarcane , the farmers are getting only Rs 15 to Rs 18 per Sugarcane and added that middlemen were stalling the amount .
The AIADMK leader said that the party was condemning the incompetent government of Stalin engaging middlemen and authorities to get a commission. He called upon the Chief Minister to ensure that the farmers get the full amount earmarked by the government and not allow commission to be taken by middlemen.