Trichy: The sit-in protest by residents of Thirukkaravasal village in Tiruvarur district entered its third day on Monday, against the extraction of hydrocarbon process in delta district.
According to sources, the Union government has accorded permission to a private agency for extracting oil and natural gas from Thirukkaravasal area. The day the news spread about the exploration process, the residents showed resistance.
In an attempt to convey their opposition to both the state and the Union government, they commenced sit-in protest along with farmers. On Republic Day, they sat in Komal Kadai Veethi and raised slogans pressing their demands.
President of All Farmers Associations’ Coordination Committee, P R Pandian headed the meeting on the first day.