Multinationals exploiting country’s natural resources: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat

CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat today alleged that the Centre was allowing multinational companies to exploit the country’s natural resources including water even as many states were reeling under severe drought.

CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat. (Source: IE)

CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat today alleged that the Centre was allowing multinational companies to exploit the country’s natural resources including water even as many states were reeling under severe drought. These companies were exploiting the country’s natural resources, though the NDA government’s flagship campaign “Make in India” was intended to boost the domestic manufacturing industry, the CPI(M) Politburo member alleged while launching the Thamirabharani river protection programme.

The river is the lifeline of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts and the main source of water for common people and the farmers in these two districts, she said.

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While the Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly espousing the policy of “Make in India”, in practise the government was allowing multinationals to exploit our natural resources at ignoring the basic needs of the public.

The Madras High Court had in March lifted the ban for drawing water from the river by the firms after the state government submitted that these companies were using only the surplus water.

Even after the two districts were facing acute water scarcity, the two companies were stilling drawing water fro the river, she said. She urged every one to participate in the tomorrow’s farmers’ bandh called by various political parties.

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