Memorandum submitted to the Union Agriculture Minister
The farmers of Ottanatham village in Tutucorin district of Tamilandu are up in arms against the callous behavior of the Agriculture Commissioner’s office. The Office of Assistant Agriculture Commissioner of Ottapidaram Taluk had provided foundation/certified seeds to the farmers to produce quality seeds for crop production on a large scale.
The farmers sowed these seeds on their land and harvested a large quantity of quality seeds of urad and moong dal. But the same department which supplied them the foundation seeds have refused to procure these seeds after the farmers have invested a lot of money and effort. The farmers have approached the district collector to take immediate action on this.
In the meanwhile, a delegation of Tamilnadu Peasants Union (Thamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam) visited New Delhi and submitted a memorandum to the Union Agriculture Minister demanding that the Ministry intervenes in the matter and ensures that the farmers are not cheated of their just returns on their labour and monetary investment.