Controversy

Anxiety over land

Print edition : March 31, 2017

On day 14 of the protest against the hydrocarbon project at Neduvasal. Photo: M. Moorthy

Jackfruit cultivation at Vadakadu. The residents of Neduvasal and the surrounding villages have turned the aarid zone into fertile land. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

C. Velu, who heads the Save Neduvasal Struggle committee. Photo: M. Moorthy

The "Christmas Tree" installed at an exploratory well sunk by ONGC at Kottaikadu village near Neduvasal. Photo: M. Moorthy

G. Subramanian. He refused to lease his land to ONGC. Photo: M. Moorthy

A banner warning about the dangers of the natural gas extraction project in the Neduvasal field. Photo: M. Moorthy

The Central government’s decision to commence work on the hydrocarbon project in the Neduvasal field in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu under its new discovered small field policy triggers a vibrant agitation.

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