The Tamil Nadu Assembly recently
passed a bill to regulate aquaculturtb,
amidst vociferous protests by the
Opposition members, who opined that
the bill would only force the farmers to
relinquish the hold of their lands for
prawn farming. Further, prawn farming
would render the fertile lands and
The Opposition demanded a reconsideration of the bill. C K Thamizharasan of the Republican Party of India stated that local committees consisting of small farmers and social workers be set up to monitor the aquaculture farms. G Palanisamy, a member of the Communist Party India, felt that although aquaculture brings in hefty foreign exchange, it could affect the water flow in the Public Works Department canals.
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