Water for irrigation released from Mullaperiyar dam
This is the primary time in 14 years water has been released from the dam; it’ll assist irrigate 15,000 acres in Theni and elements of Dindigul districts
After 14 years, the Tamil Nadu authorities has released water for irrigation from the Mullaperiyar reservoir on June 1, mentioned TN Cooperation Minister I. Periasami right here on Tuesday.
The Minister released the water following an order from the Chief Minister M K Stalin.
The farmers from the district had represented to the CM looking for the discharge of water on June 1, as it could assist them begin farming actions for the one crop.
The water stage on the reservoir was 130.90 toes (permissible stage 142 ft). The final time water was released was on June 1 was in 2006, when the water stage was 124.4 ft, Public Works Department (PWD) officers mentioned, and added that when the extent goes past 120 ft, water can be released for irrigation and consuming functions.
The well timed launch would assist about 15,000 acres of land in getting water in Theni and elements of Dindigul and people farmers with land alongside the Periyar Main Canal in Madurai district, officers mentioned.
The Minister mentioned that 200 cusecs can be released for irrigation and 100 cusecs for consuming water functions from Tuesday.
To a question that fertiliser retailers in rural pockets weren’t functioning, Mr. Periasami mentioned the lockdown is in drive, however the Collector has assured of provides being acquired by opening retailers for about 4 hours.
The Minister appealed to the farmers to make considered use of the water and reap in advantages to the utmost. Asked in regards to the farm loans, he mentioned that Cooperative Societies have been instructed to present loans with none delays.
Cumbum MLA N. Ramakrishnan, District Collector H. Krishnanunni, PWD officers and others from the Department of Agriculture had been current on the event.