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The Tamil Nadu Government will not notify the Tamil Nadu State Agricultural Council Act 2009 and will consider repealing the law, said the Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa in the Assembly today.
Intervening during the debate on the demand for grants to Agriculture Department, she said the Act passed in the Assembly in June 2009 was not notified and is not being implemented. The Government is also not for notifying the law for implementation. However, it will consult legal experts on the issue of repealing the law, she said.
It may be recalled that the agricultural council law was to “provide for the regulation of agricultural practice in the State of Tamil Nadu.” But there had been widespread concern among the farmers that it would prove adverse to traditional systems and informal flow of knowledge in agriculture.
by M. D. Srinivas, T. G. Paramasivam, T. Pushkala
The Chengalpattu Survey of 1767-1774 was perhaps the first effort that the British made to understand the ways of the Indian people before devising modes of effectively subjugating and administering them. Accounts of over 2100 localities of the Chengalpattu region of Tamil Nadu were collected as a part of this Survey. These accounts present the most detailed picture available anywhere of the functioning of Indian society, economy and polity at its basic level, before it was disrupted and transformed through the instruments of British administration.
We have so far been led to believe, on the basis of rather tenuous historical evidence, that India of that time was a poor, scientifically and technological backward, and socially and politically dysfunctional nation. The locality accounts presented in these manuscripts, however, present a picture of Indian society and polity that is the exact opposite of these images of poverty and dysfunctionality
This book presents detailed accounts for two localities, Thirupporur and Vadakkuppattu, in the original Tamil script of the of the palm-leaves and in English translation. The introduction gives an overview of the Chengalpattu information and highlights some of the important features of the society, economy and polity of Thirupporur and Vadakkuppattu.