Editorial: Agri, Agree

In a bold and important move, Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Sunday announced eight Cauvery delta districts of Tamilnadu including the rice bowl, Thanjavur, will be categorised as a special protected agricultural zone and assured that permission will not be given for hydrocarbon projects. Asserting that steps will be taken to enact a separate law to confer the protected status to the delta districts, he said here that only agro-based industries will be encouraged on a need basis in the river Cauvery fed regions. Continue Reading