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Tamil Nadu won't allow field trials of GM crops: Jayalalithaa
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday said her government will not allow field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops in the state.
She asserted that when the new government at the centre, in which AIADMK would be a part, assumes office after the general elections, the permission to field trials of GM crops would be cancelled.
Jayalalithaa was addressing an election rally here, around 300 km from Chennai.
Referring to the centre's recent decision to allow field trials of around 200 varieties of GM crops, she said it would make the multi-national seed companies happy and result in grief for farmers.
Citing her government's decision to not accord environmental clearance to the Great Eastern Energy Corporation to drill wells for methane exploration in the Thanjavur region, Jayalalithaa said a committee has been constituted to look into the project's environmental impact.
She said her government would not encourage industrialisation at the cost of farmers.
Faulting the centre for agreeing to anti-farmer proposals at the 2013 World Trade Organisation (WTO) summit held in Bali in Indonesia, she said her party would take action to rectify the problems.
She criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for not protecting the state's fishermen from attacks by the Sri Lankan navy and urged the people to throw out the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government.
She said Manmohan Singh, instead of telling Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to stop attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen, is shaking hands with him.
The chief minister was referring to the recent meeting between the Indian prime minister and Rajapaksa on the margins of the Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation (BIMSTEC) meeting held in Myanmar.
Jayalalithaa said India has the moral responsibility to bring a resolution against Sri Lanka for violating human rights there. But the government has not even supported the resolution brought forward by other countries.
According to her, the UPA government has not taken sufficient steps to modernise the country's defence forces. She said the centre neglected the armed forces.
Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), March 6, 2014
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Next government will reverse #FDI decision: #AIADMK.
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The AIADMK Friday gave a "solemn assurance" to reverse the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after the next Lok Sabha elections.
AIADMK leader V. Maitreyan, who moved the motion for a debate on FDI in the Rajya Sabha, said the final vote will be cast by the people in the next election.
"I give a solemn assurance that after the next Lok Sabha elections, the next government will reverse the decision of the UPA, and I stand by this assurance that FDI will only be on paper and will not be implemented in states.
"From now onwards we will see that the debate goes on across the length and breadth of the country and the final vote will be cast by the people at the next Lok Sabha elections," he added.
Slamming the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the AIADMK leader said it was willing to please foreign retailers and did not care about "public and national interests".
Maitreyan claimed that FDI in retail would not provide organised markets, transportation and storage to farmers to help them get reasonable prices for their produce and won't save the consumers from being exploited.
He questioned the intent of members who voted for FDI.
"A vast majority of the members are opposed to FDI but it is unfortunate that voting is not on the merits of the issue but other considerations."
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India-Chennai City capital of Tamil Nadu State.
From the recognition of ‘self-respect marriages’ to the upholding of 69% reservation, the State Assembly, whose diamond jubilee is being celebrated today, has seen many momentous occasions, says T. Ramakrishnan
The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, which celebrates its diamond jubilee on Friday, has always been known as a forum for expressing strong views on various social and economic issues, and occasionally, a platform to settle political scores.
This was evident even in the first Assembly (1952-1957) when the House intensely deliberated the scheme of elementary education launched by the Rajaji government. Among the critics of the scheme were many members of the Congress and they contended that the scheme sought to perpetuate caste-based social hierarchy. Through an amendment in July 1953 to a government-sponsored motion, an attempt was made to recommend to the government to drop the scheme.
Though the amendment was not carried through, Rajaji quit the post within a year. After Kamaraj succeeded him, Education Minister C. Subramaniam in May 1954 informed the House that the scheme would be dropped.
The Rajaji days are remembered for landmark laws to protect tenants of farm lands and landless agriculturists.
After the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam captured power in 1967 and its founder C.N. Annadurai became Chief Minister, the Hindu Marriage Act was amended to recognise “self-respect marriages” or those marriages free of religious rituals. The law took retrospective effect as “self-respect marriages” formed a major plank of the Dravidian movement.
His successor and five-time Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, piloted several Bills and moved numerous motions. In his last spell (2006-2011), laws for exclusive reservation for Muslims and Christians within the quota of Backward Classes and Arundathiyars within the reservation of Scheduled Castes were made. However, in deference to wishes of the Christians, the scheme of separate quota for the community was dropped.
The 10-year-long rule (1977-1987) of the government, headed by M.G. Ramachandran of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, was noted for various measures in the area of revenue administration. Notably, the system of hereditary village officers such as “karnam” was abolished at one strokeAfter the Supreme Court delivered the Mandal Commission judgment in November 1992, settingthe ceiling for reservation in education and employment at 50 per cent, the Assembly responded through legislation aimed at safeguarding the existing 69 per cent quota for Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.
The law was included in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution. The enactment of the quota law was a high point in the first tenure (1991-1996) of Jayalalithaa as CM. In her previous spell (2001-2006), the law against those who indulged in charging usurious rates of interest was enacted. The Assembly, which has witnessed several changes in the social profile of its members, has also seen numerous uproarious scenes and yet retains its character of lending voice to problems of the less-privileged.
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Image:SETTING THE STAGE Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai presents the State budget in 1967. Photo: Special Arrangement
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பார்வை குறைந்த மாணவ-மாணவிகளுக்கு ரூ.50 லட்சம் செலவில் கருவிகள்: #Jayalalithaa உத்தரவு
தமிழக அரசு வெளியிட்டுள்ள செய்தி குறிப்பில் கூறி இருப்பதாவது:-
மாற்றுத் திறனாளிகளுக்கு சம வாய்ப்பு அளிப்பது, அவர்களின் உரிமைகளை பாதுகாப்பது, சமுதாய வளர்ச்சியில் மாற்றுத் திறனாளிகளின் முழு பங்கேற்பினை உறுதி செய்வது மற்றும் அவர்களுக்கு சிறந்த கல்வி அளிப்பது போன்ற பல்வேறு முன்னேற்ற நட வடிக்கைகளை முதல்- அமைச்சர் ஜெயலலிதா தலைமையிலான அரசு எடுத்து வருகிறது.
அந்த வகையில் பள்ளிகளில் படிக்கும் பார்வைத்திறன் குறைவுடைய மாற்றுத் திறன் மாணவ, மாணவியர், உரிய பாட நூல்களை படிப்பதற்கு வசதியாக எழுத்துக்களை பெரிதாக்கி காட்டி சுயமாக படிக்க உதவும் கருவியை (மேக்னிபியர்) 50 லட்சம் ரூபாய் செலவில் 500 மாணவ, மாணவியருக்கு வழங்க முதல்-அமைச்சர் ஜெயலலிதா உத்தரவிட்டுள்ளார்.
பார்வைத்திறன் குறையுடைய மாற்றுத்திறன் மாணவ, மாணவியர் பாட நூல்களை பெரிதாக்கி படிக்கக்கூடிய கருவியை கணினி, மடிக்கணினி மற்றும் தொலைக்காட்சி போன்றவற்றில் பொருத்தி தாங்கள் படிக்கும் எழுத்துக்களை பெரிதாக்கி எளிதாக படிக்க இயலும்.
இதன் மூலம் பார்வை குறைவான மாணவ, மாணவியர், அந்தக் குறைத் தெரியாமல், தங்களது பாட நூல்களை நன்கு படித்து அறிவில் மற்றவர்களுக்கு இணையாக மேலோங்க இயலும்.
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PRESS RELEASE Date: 19.9.2011
Text of the D.O. letter addressed to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble
Prime Minister of India by Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble
Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu on 19.9.2011 is reproduced below:-
“You are aware that the Nuclear Power Plant at Koodankulam is ready to be
commissioned very soon. The last few days have been very agonizing for the people
of Koodankulam as they are under great apprehension in the wake of the Fukushima
disaster and other similar calamities reported in the press. It is only natural that the
people living here fear for the safety of their families and for themselves.
While many welfare measures have been taken by my Government for the
benefit of fishermen living along the 1076 KM. long coast line of Tamil Nadu, an issue
relating to the Government of India project is disturbing the normal life of the people
in the Koodankulam area.
The scope and magnitude of this issue is creating a fear psychosis among the
people and villages surrounding Koodankulam. It is surprising to note that till date no
responsible Minister or concerned higher authorities from the Government of India
have visited the people or even attempted to assuage their misgivings.
It is unfortunate to see that the Centre is abdicating its responsibilities. The
Prime Minister should have sent a high level team to allay the fears and misgivings of
the people in the Koodankulam area.
It was naturally expected that at least the Union Minister of State for
Environment and Forests, Ms. Jayanthi Natarajan, who hails from Tamil Nadu, would
have made an attempt to visit these people. Instead, in an interview to the press,
she said that the subject comes under the purview of the Atomic Energy Commission
and her Ministry has nothing to do with it, thereby abdicating her duties as a Minister
and absolving herself of any responsibility. Her remark that the Government officers
would take care of the issue is callous in the extreme.
Since the Atomic Energy Commission is directly under your control, on behalf of
the people and villages surrounding Koodankulam, I request you to send the
concerned competent authorities to hold discussions with the people of Koodankulam,
address their fears and convince the people to their satisfaction.
Since nobody from the Government of India has so far deigned to visit
Koodankulam, I propose to send an all party delegation led by Thiru
O. Panneerselvam, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Government of Tamil Nadu, along
with representatives of the people to call on you.
I request you to kindly issue suitable instructions to the concerned authorities
that further work on this project may be halted, until this issue is settled.
I request you to kindly bestow your personal attention on this serious issue and
also to indicate your convenience to meet the delegation.”
Issued by : Commissioner, Information-Public Relations, Chennai – 9
Date : 19.9.2011
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Support for Modi fast just an expression of goodwill: Jayalalithaa
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said her support to Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi’s fast was an "expression of goodwill" and dismissed suggestions about a change in the political dynamics behind her gesture.
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Friendly hands and smiles...toward #India2020 #1INDIA #archbhoo.
Highlights of Hillary Clinton's speech in Chennai,India.
Tamil Nadu is one of most educated, globalized and industrialized states in India
We understand that much of the history of 21st century will be written in Asia…and that much of the future of Asia will be shaped by decisions not just by the Indian government but by governments across India and by 1.3 billion people who live in this country
As Obama told Indian Parliament last year, this will be one of the defining relationships of the 21st century
We are betting on India’s future. That opening of India’s markets to world will produce a more prosperous India and South Asia
We are betting that India’s vibrant pluralistic society will inspire others to follow a similar path of tolerance. We are making this bet not out of blind faith but because we have watched your progress with great admiration
We will have differences from time to time as friends sometimes do but our bonds far outweigh our differences. We are both committed to fighting terror
India is taking its rightful place in the conference rooms of the world where the most consequential questions are debated and decided. President Obama has backed India’s bid for permanent membership of UN Security Council
India is widely viewed as the gold standard for running elections
We understand that much of the 21st century history will be written in Asia and India. Have great commitment between govt ‘s and people to people. Relationship between India and US will be a defining relationship of the 21st Century.
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US sees #Chennai as new trade hub. #archbhoo
#Hillary said in #Tamil "Vanakkam,"=Hi,Hello "We are betting on India's future, at Anna Centenary Libraby in Chennai (Madras). Exactly a half century later, when Hillary Clinton becomes the first US secretary of state to visit the city - now Chennai.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is moving to Chennai on Wednesday on the next leg of her three day visit to India.
Earlier Mrs Clinton said "each of our countries can do more to reduce barriers, open our markets, and find new opportunities for economic partnership."
The southern city of Chennai has become an increasingly important hub for US-India trade in recent years and it is expected that Mrs Clinton will talk about enhancing bi-lateral trade links.
The BBC's Ranjini Vaidyanathan.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat. Photo: V. Ganesan
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A Letter to Dr. Manmohan Singh, PM of India by Dr Selvi J Jayalalithaa,CM of Tamil Nadu.
...23 #fishermen of #Tamil Nadu
who accidentally strayed into Sri Lankan waters while fishing ...#archbhoo
Text of the D.O. Letter dated 21.6.2011 addressed to Dr. Manmohan
Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India by Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is reproduced below:
“It has been brought to my notice that 23 fishermen of Tamil Nadu
who accidentally strayed into Sri Lankan waters while fishing were taken
into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy and taken to Thalaimannar Police
Station yesterday (20.6.2011) afternoon.
After my Government took charge in May, 2011, 4 fishermen whose
boat had capsized were arrested and remanded to custody by Kayts Court
in Sri Lanka. I had written to you about this on 7
June, 2011. In your
letter dated 15
June, 2011, you had informed me that the matter had
been taken up with the Sri Lankan Government. These fishermen were
released on 17
June, 2011, and I thank you for your kind intervention in
I wish to reiterate that the frequent incidents of arrest and
detention of Tamil Nadu fishermen crossing the International Maritime
Boundary Line which is very close to the shore off Rameswaram in the
Palk Bay area, is worrisome. This also creates a lot of tension and unrest
among the fishermen in Tamil Nadu. I had discussed this vexatious issue
when I called on you at New Delhi on 14.6.2011. I also discussed this
issue with Shri Shivshankar Menon, National Security Advisor, on two
occasions, once when he called on me before leaving for Colombo on
June, 2011, and again during our discussions on 14.6.2011.
I am distressed to note that the Sri Lankan Navy has again taken
into custody 23 fishermen along with 5 boats because they strayed
accidentally into Sri Lankan waters. I seek your kind intervention in this
issue and request you to ensure that the Sri Lankan Government releases
the 23 fishermen taken into custody immediately.”
Issued by: DIPR
Picture from archive June 13 ND.
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