Thanks to large-scale migration of the villagers to the urban centers throughout the length and breadth of this nation in the last one decade or so, the pressure on the lands near and around the existing towns and cities in the country is so enormous that the realtors have swallowed so much of fertile agricultural land, mainly paddy fields that we are bound to face rice-shortage in a few years time. Anybody travelling on the major highways, state and district roads will easily realise the meaning of this apprehension and statement.
Wherever I have travelled in Tamil Nadu, I felt this phenomenon and compelled to plead before the authorities to kindly understand this reality and do something for correcting this trend urgently. All over the routes you would find several housing plots marked and being advertised aggressively. God knows which authority has been so liberal for such a development. Lakes and fields are being converted into small and big plots for sale.