CM tables Delta Bill in Assembly

A new Bill to implement Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami's recent announcement declaring Cauvery Delta region as Protected Special Agriculture Zone was tabled in the Assembly today.

Palaniswami who tabled the Bill in the Assembly today said, 'As a farmer I am proud to table this Bill'.Approval for the Bill was given by the Cabinet during the meeting held on Wednesday.

The Bill states that the entire Cauvery basin, including Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and the Cauvery blocks— Pudukottai, Karur, Trichy and Ariyalur— will not be allowed to have heavy industry and oil and natural gas extraction.

It may be noted that Palaniswami yesterday said a good news on the announcement of declaring Delta region as Protected Special Agricultural Zone will be made soon.