COIMBATORE: Blaming the successive DMK and AIADMK governments in Tamil Nadu for the pathetic condition of waterlogging during rains in various districts, CPI today attributed the reason to non-utilisation and diversion of funds allocated to desilt and maintain channels and drainages.
Though the water logging and flood like situation was quite natural during the monsoon season in the state, this type of unprecedented situation was the result of not taking precautionary measures by the incumbent government despite the forecast by the meteogical department of heavy rains, CPI secretary, R Mutharasan told reporters here.
Besides non-utilisation of funds for desilting, the officials during Dravidian party rules allowed real estate developers to encroach agricultural land, thus chocking canal ways meant for water flow, Mutharasan alleged.
Stating that the Government has not properly estimated the loss of property in the rains, besides lose of lives, he said that it could be more than what the Government has recommended to the Centre.
Mutharasan demanded that Rs 25,000 per acre should be paid to the farmers, who lost their standing crop, to rehabilitate them.
He also wanted the political parties to not to use the flood situation, as part of vote catching and election campaign.