TNCC chief urges state government. to save farmers from the debt crisis

TNCC chief urges state government.  to save farmers from the debt crisis

The govt. must provide 1,000 to each farming family per month, he says

Stating that the state’s farmers were in distress due to the growing debt burden, TNCC Chairman KS Alagiri on Sunday urged the state government to provide 1,000 yen to each farming family per months to ease their financial crisis.

Speaking to reporters here, Alagiri said the farming community faces multiple challenges as they cannot get a remunerative price for their produce. It did nothing to save them from the debt burden.

Citing a recent study by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), which found that the debt crisis facing farmers in Tamil Nadu was much higher than their counterparts in other states Mr. Alagiri called on the DMK government to save them by providing monthly relief.

He strongly opposed the BJP’s demand to dissolve the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) department, which he said advocated equal rights for all in temples. It was only after the state temples were attached to the department that all people, regardless of their caste, were able to visit them without discrimination. The BJP was trying to tamper with the established system and it was wrong.

Regarding the BJP government’s decision to raise the legal age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21, the TNCC chairman said this would help women in terms of general well-being. But, most of the country’s parents preferred their daughters to marry as soon as possible. So instead of enacting the law, the Center could launch a national campaign to raise awareness of the harms of early marriage.

On AIADMK accusations that the DMK failed to implement most of the promises made in its manifesto, Alagiri said AIADMK was playing politics to be in the spotlight. If the party wanted to protest, it should be against the BJP Central government which has failed miserably in all aspects of governance.

It was because of its alignment with the BJP that the AIADMK suffered a defeat in the legislative elections, he added.

Robert P. Matthews