Published: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 17:37 [IST]
CHENNAI: Cuddalore district will deny jobs to the landless and Tamils
BMC urges NLC to quit desertification PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss has said that he will hold a protest tomorrow.
In a statement issued by him in response to this, “The NLC company, which makes a profit of crores by setting up a coal mine on the lands of the local people in Cuddalore district, is operating without respecting the interests of the local people and the environment.
It is reprehensible that the NLC refuses to heed the problems of the land and the people despite its repeated insistence.”
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Further, “More than 36,000 acres of land was acquired from 23 villages in the area to set up a brown coal plant in Neyveli. It is from the coal extracted from these lands that NLC has grown into a company earning Rs 10,662 crore annually. But for all this, the local people who provided the capital land Adequate compensation and employment opportunities were not provided.
N.L.C. Cuddalore district is paying the price for the company to make profit. Before the Neyveli Brown Coal Company was started, Cuddalore district had 8 feet of underground water. But now the ground water level has gone below a thousand feet. The activities of NLC are to absorb underground water and send it to the sea, during rainy season flood water is pushed out and crops are drowned. The company is doing.
Those who have given land to NLC are denied employment. Those who first gave land for setting up coal mines have not been given employment till date. All posts from engineers to officers are appointed from other states. Contract workers are also brought in from other states. Of the 299 recently appointed engineers, not a single one is a Tamilian. Denied employment, land owners and those who have given land for coal mining have lost their livelihoods and are living in poverty.
NLC to provide employment to the land owners and the people of Tamil Nadu. The company denies; Degrading the environment and desertifying Cuddalore district; It is the stand of the entire people of Cuddalore district that there is no need for such an institution.
Therefore, a mass protest will be held by Patali Makkal Party on Sunday morning (04.09.2022) at 11.00 a.m. near Neyveli Arch Gate demanding the exit of the NLC company which is ruining Cuddalore district and the livelihood of the people of Cuddalore district. I, the leader of the Proletarian People’s Party, will lead this protest. In this match, B.M.K. and members of all its sub-organizations will participate. I request people who have been cheated by giving land to NLC and environmental and human rights activists to participate in this massively.
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Cuddalore district will deny jobs to landless and Tamils urge NLC to quit desertification PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss has said that he will hold a protest tomorrow.
Story first published: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 17:37 [IST]