Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have voiced opposition to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd’s (ONGC) proposal to dig 104 wells for hydro-carbon exploration in the state on the grounds that it would kill agriculture.
The ONGC has recently applied to the Central government for sanction to dig 104 wells for hydro-carbon exploration.
In a statement issued here, AMMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran has urged the leaders of Gram Sabhas to pass a resolution against the hydro-carbon projects planned in their villages.
He said the decisions taken at the Gram Sabha meetings have legal backing and legal right should be invoked to prevent anti-people projects like hydro-carbon extraction, neutrino, nuclear waste storage facilities and others.
DMK President M.K. Stalin condemning the ONGC’s proposal said the farmers are wondering whether the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government has decided to uproot agriculture in the state.
PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss too opposed the ONGC’s proposal.