Political parties have strongly opposed the ongoing works of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) in the stretch between Madhanam and Memathur, for laying gas pipelines through the agricultural lands where transplanted crops are growing, despite stiff opposition from the farmers. Leaders of these parties urged the Central and State governments to stop forthwith the pipelaying works as it would destroy the livelihood resources of farmers.
Condemning the act of GAIL, PMK founder S Ramadoss said the current project between Madhanam and Memathur, would cause irreparable loss to agriculture and as such, the PSU should give this up immediately. He said around 30,000 acres of farmlands in the stretch between these two places in Sirkazhi taluk of Nagapattinam district, would be severely affected by this project. Read more