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Farmers appeal for solar-powered motors

According to reports, the Vellore unit of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam affiliated to the All India Kisan Sabha has appealed to the State to distribute free solar-powered motors for farmers, so that they could pursue farming without power interruption.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the 17th district conference of the sangam held at Natrampalli on Tuesday, chaired by union president of the sangam S B Sampathkumar. State general secretary Dr Duraimanickam inaugurated the conference.

State executive member R Mullai said, on the intra-state river link project proposed, which includes diverting excess water from Thenpennai river to Palar, the conference has sought a slight deviation in the route to benefit the tanks in Natrampalli and Tirupattur taluks.

During the Assembly session, the State should pass a resolution seeking the Centre to constitute a ‘Palar authority’ to implement link projects to revive Palar.

The State should approach the SC to stall the efforts taken by the Chandrababu government in AP to revive the construction of a reservoir across Palar river.

The conference also appealed to the State and the Centre to present a separate budget for agriculture. The other demands included a pension of `3000 per month for elderly farmers, formation of tripartite committee by the State government to decide price for farm commodities and changing nomenclature of agriculture department to farmers welfare department.

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