Cauvery delta

Despair in the delta

Print edition : December 09, 2016

A farmer in his withered paddy field near Thanjavur on November 11. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

Cooperative bank workers protest against the RBI’s decision not to allow cooperative banks to exchange the demonetised notes, in Salem on November 14. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

P.R. Pandian, president of the Mannargudi branch of the Tamil Nadu All Farmers’ Associations’ Committee. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

Coming on top of a severe water crisis following a failed monsoon and the Cauvery deadlock, demonetisation has played a cruel joke on the farmers of the delta districts of Tamil Nadu.
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