Thanjavur MP SS Palanimanickam has slammed Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s project of establishing 100 new waterbodies to benefit four Assembly constituencies in Western region as a betrayal of delta farmers.
He asked the Chief Minister to maintain and deslit the existing waterbodies in these districts. Proper desilt works would help to save the excess water and also the monsoon rains which would help the Cauvery Delta farmers to undertake farming activities, he said.
Stating that the construction of new waterbodies in the western region would pave way for helping the hydrocarbon projects, Palanimanickam asked the Chief Minister to withdraw the order and spend the fund of Rs 565 crore to the desilting works in Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Tiruchy and Pudukkottai districts and the farmers from the region would certainly appreciative the Chief Minister, he said.
Meanwhile, Palanimanickam charged that the Chief Minister has been releasing at least 1,000 cusecs per day to his native constituency.