Disclose Centre's letter on hydrocarbon project: Stalin
CHENNAI: DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to disclose the contents of the central government's letter on the hydrocarbon project in Pudukottai district.
Stalin in a statement demanded that Chief Minister K. Palaniswami should disclose contents of the letter in a transparent manner.
Stalin also urged the Centre to drop the project, taking into consideration that it would impact the farming activity in Neduvasal village.
The central government on Monday signed contracts for the fields awarded under the Discovered Small Field (DSF) Bid Round 2016.
One of the signed contracts was with Gem Laboratories, which has been allotted the field in Neduvasal in Pudukottai, around 390 km from here.
The people of Neduvasal are opposed to the project and held protest for several days.
Palaniswami had said the state government would not accord sanction for the project.
The ministers assured the delegation that the work on the field will start when the state government addresses the local concerns in consultation with the Centre.
The central government had assured a delegation of Neduvasal people that work on the field will start when the Tamil Nadu government addresses the local concerns.
Stalin said the signing of the contract by the central government with the companies was shocking.