Jammu & Kashmir issue is likely to be on table as Prime Minister Modi talks to world leaders in France. The American officials have made it clear that Kashmir will be on the table when Modi meets President Trump.
Eminent agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan has said that the ecological security of farm land is important and the responsibility lies with the farmers and the government.
Action party for Peoples Progress president John Lopez met Dr. Swaminathan at his institute Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai on Tuesday.
Dr. Swaminathan advised diligent use of sea water, river water, rain water, recycled water. He said recycling of water and rain water harvesting should be made mandatory to secure water for the future. He was of the view that Cauvery water dispute should not be politicized.
Giving due importance to agriculture is one of the policies of Action Party for Peoples Progress.
1. The National Green Tribunal has favoured Vedanta Group and has gone against the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu in Sterlite issue. We urge that the verdict be withdrawn in the interest of the people.
2. Evacuation drive of people along the riverfronts in Chennai may be withheld until the academic year is completed. We urge all the parties concerned to give a favourable consideration on this matter in the interest of the students who belong to these areas which are being cleared of encroachments.
3. The Centre’s nod for Mekedatu will bring uneasiness among the people of both the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. We earnestly urge the centre to withdraw the nod given to Karnataka for construction of Mekedatu across the Cauvery river.
4. All stake holders must reach out to the people affected by cyclone Gaja. There must be impartial distribution of relief materials to the real beneficiaries.
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