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CPI opposes hydro-carbon project in Tamil Nadu

IANS  |  Chennai 

The (CPI) on Monday voiced strong opposition to the granting of permission to companies like and the to carry out an (EIA) for drilling hydro-carbon wells in Nadu.

In a statement issued here, R.Mutharasan, of the Nadu unit of the CPI, said at a time when the demand is to declare the Cauvery delta region an agricultural zone, the (BJP)-led continues to support multinational companies on hydro-carbon exploration.

Mutharasan condemned the Centre's permission to drill hydro-carbon wells in Nagapattinam, Cuddalore (Nadu) and Karaikal (Puducherry).

He also questioned Chief Minister K. Palaniswami's silence on the development.

opposition party DMK, PMK (part of the ruling AIADMK-led alliance) and others have opposed the project.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 15:22 IST
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