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DMK member demands withdrawal of hydrocarbon projects in

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A DMK member in Lok Sabha on Tuesday demanded the government withdraw all hydrocarbon projects in Cauvery delta area as it would impact farmers of that region.

T R Baalu (DMK) said lot of hydrocarbon projects are going on in the delta region.

"The matter is serious. I request the agriculture minister to prevail over the oil minister to withdraw all the projects," Baalu said just before the reply of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Budget 2020-21.

The issue of hydrocarbon exploration has encountered protests from farmers in Tamil Nadu.

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First Published: Tue, February 11 2020. 14:54 IST