Successive Tamil Nadu governments have neglected villages, farm sector: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan hit out at Tamil Nadu govts – current and earlier ones – for neglecting villages, farm sector and putting the farming community in a crisis.

IANS February 15, 2018 16:28:03 IST
Successive Tamil Nadu governments have neglected villages, farm sector: Kamal Haasan

Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan hit out at Tamil Nadu governments – current and earlier ones – for neglecting villages, the farm sector and putting the farming community in a crisis.

Successive Tamil Nadu governments have neglected villages farm sector Kamal Haasan

FIle image of Kamal Haasan. PTI

Haasan, who earlier said he would adopt a village and make it into a "model village", revealed that his recent visit to the US was to achieve "his goal" to tap the technology and knowledge of Indians who have migrated there.

In his latest weekly column in Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan Haasan, the superstar said he met KR Sridhar, founder of Bloom Energy that makes the Bloom Box – a generator of clean power based on fuel cell technology.

Haasan said he discussed with Sridhar the possibility of Bloom Box being used in Tamil Nadu villages, adding that Sridhar foresees the days when the state would become a major consumer of such technology.

According to the actor, his political journey was to adopt a village, turn agriculture into a profitable activity and (promote) industrialisation in nearby areas without polluting the environment.

Haasan said one person in the US mentioned that 'Ulaga Nayagan' (global hero) was now becoming an 'Ulloor Nayagan' (local hero).

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