- Agriculture Minister of Puducherry said the announcement by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami that the districts in the delta region in the state would be designated as ‘protected agricultural zone’ should be followed up with measures to practically implement the announcement.
- Tamil Nadu declares Cauvery delta a protected agricultural zone.
- Eight Cauvery delta districts of Tamil Nadu including the rice bowl, Thanjavur, will be categorised as a special protected agricultural zone and assured that permission will not be given for hydrocarbon projects.
- Two contract areas, Karaikal (10.4 Sqkm) located in Puducherry and Neduvasal (10.0 Sqkm) located in Tamil Nadu awarded under DSF (Discovered Small Field) bidding round have an in-place volume of 4,30,000 metric tonne of oil and oil equivalent gas.
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