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OPS demands compensation for Kuruvai farmers

AIADMK expelled leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) has demanded the state government to provide compensation for Kuruvai paddy farmers in the state.

Chennai, July 26 (IANS)

AIADMK expelled leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) has demanded the state government to provide compensation for Kuruvai paddy farmers in the state. He said that the farmers were suffering due to lack of availability of Cauvery water.

In a statement, the expelled leader of the AIADMK said that the Chief Minister M.K. Stalin should speak with his compatriot in Karnataka and ensure that a regular supply of Cauvery water reaches Tamil Nadu. He said that the farmers were in panic and that the Chief Minister must immediately bring out a solution to the woes of the Kuruvai paddy farmers of Tamil Ndu. The former Chief Minister demanded a compensation of Rs 35 thousand per acre as compensation to the farmers.

The Kuruvai farmers of the delta belts of Tamil Nadu are worried for want of Cauvery waters. Several farmers have abandoned Kuruvai farming and according to local farmers and farmers organisations, paddy farming in thousands of acres have been abandoned.

P.M. Krishnamoorthy, a farmer who regularly does Kuruvai farming told IANS that the lack of Cauvery water has taken its toll on the agriculturists of Tamil Nadu. He said that the low realization of Cauvery water by Karnataka was the prime reason for the failure of the crops.

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