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Cancel nod for ONGC’s oil drilling: PMK
Cancel nod for ONGC’s oil drilling: PMK

Cancel nod for ONGC’s oil drilling: PMK

PMK founder S Ramadoss has urged the Centre to cancel the permission granted to ONGC limited to explore eight more new oil wells in delta districts. “The license granted to ONGC by the environment ministry, Government of India, to extract oil and gas in 8 places has already lapsed. It is condemnable and unfair that the union government has extended the permission to explore oil wells until 2023,” Dr Ramadoss said in a statement here on Sunday.

An expert committee had granted ONGC permission to explore 24 oil wells in delta districts in 2013. Of them, ONGC has already established 16 wells. Though ONGC had kept the proposal for drilling eight wells idle for months, they had recently applied for license renewal.

“Despite the state government announcing delta region as a protected agriculture zone, granting approval by extending license for three more years is condemnable,” Dr Ramadoss said.
“The permission should be cancelled and the Tamil Nadu government should take the issue with the union government and pressurize to withdraw the license and do the needful to make ONGC wind up from the delta from its entire activities.

(Source: TOI 15-09-2020)