Tamil Nadu Opposition parties oppose ONGC's proposal for 104 wells

Tamil Nadu  Opposition parties oppose ONGC
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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.

Chennai: 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.

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