CM orders water release from Bhavani Sagar

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 30, 2018 03:48 PM IST

Chennai: Following the continuous requests of the farmers in Erode and the surrounding areas, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today ordered to release water from Bhavani Sagar dam between 1 and 28 August.

This move is likely to benefit the cultivation in the areas of Sathyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam, Bhavani, Perundurai, Modakurichi, Kodumudi, Thirupur, Kangayam, Arakurichi which account for about 1,03,500 acres.

Not only that, he also ordered to release water from Mettur dam benefitting the farmers in the areas of Tiruchi, Thanjavur and Ariyalur.

He said that over 42,736 acres of farm lands here will get water. The CM also requested farmers to make full use of the waters by adopting the most efficient agricultural practices.