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Puducherry Lt Governor comes out strongly against NLCIL destroying farmlands

Puducherry Lt Governor, Tamilisai Sounderarajan said that the Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) should not have taken procession of acquired farmlands by destroying crops.

Chennai, July 30 (BPNS)

Puducherry Lt Governor, Tamilisai Sounderarajan said that the Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) should not have taken procession of acquired farmlands by destroying crops.

Speaking to reporters after taking a darshan at Chidambaram temple in Cuddalore, the Lt Governor said that crops are akin to life and that she did not subscribe to the recent move of the NLCIL to take procession of farm lands. She said that NLCIL should have waited for the crops to be harvested by the farmers.

The Lt Governor asked the NLICL management on why they took ten years to take procession of acquired lands.

She said that the management of NLCIL could have prevented the farmers from cultivating the crops instead of destroying them.

The Tamil Nadu agriculture minister Panneerselvam has earlier said that the state government had earlier communicated to the farmers not to cultivate in farmlands acquired by NLCIL.

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