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Protest against ONGC project: Tamil Nadu villagers using firewood to cook

The protesters said they could manage with firewood as they did so before the advent of LPG

Press Trust of India  |  Thanjavur 

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A technician is pictured inside a desalter plant of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) (Photo: Reuters)

Continuing their opposition to the ONGC's exploration project in their village near in village, residents resorted to a novel protest by setting up a community kitchen and used firewood for the same.

Around 200 residents of village had on Tuesday set up a community kitchen and used firewood instead of LPG in a bid to rebuff ONGC's statement that it had to drill wells to supply LPG to households, police said.


Women gathered in the open yard of an Ayyanaar temple in the village and prepared food from the morning using firewood.

The protesters said they could manage with firewood as they had been doing so before the advent of LPG.

The villagers have been up in arms against exploration by and a protest by them had turned violent on June 30, leading to use of "minimum force" by police, which was criticised by opposition parties in the state.

Also, shops remained shut for several days in the village to express solidarity with the protesting residents.

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