AIADMK govt will protect minorities: EPS

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said the State government will protect the rights of the minorities. Delivering his reply to the Governor's address in the Assembly, he said ,'The opposition raised several questions about Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar has already made the government's stand very clear. I would like to reiterate that the minorities in the State do not have to worry about the CAA. 'Palaniswami also said the state will reach new heights in agriculture this year as farming has been carried out in an additional seven lakh acres of land compared to previous year.

'Understanding the needs of the farmers and delivering what they want at the right time is the reason behind the increase,'he said. He further said several measures are being taken in the aspect of water conservation. 'Rain water harvesting, recycling of sewage water and desilting of waterbodies are some of the schemes that are implemented. A 45 million litre sewage treatment plant was recently inaugurated in Chennai. These plants ensure that 20 per cent of the sewage water is recycled and reused,' he added.