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Tiruvannamalai Collector releases water from Mrigandanadhi dam for irrigation at  Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai Collector releases water from Mrigandanadhi dam for irrigation at Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai District Collector D Bhaskara Pandian oversaw the release of water from the Mrigandanadhi dam reservoir for irrigation purposes.

During a press conference, the district administration highlighted:

The Mrigandanadi dam, situated in the Kalasapakkam circle of Tiruvannamalai district, currently stands at a water level of 22.97 feet, with a total capacity of 87.23 million cubic feet. Following the directives of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Minister of Public Works, Highways, and Minor Ports, water is being released from the dam at a rate of 94 cubic feet per 3 seconds for a duration of 3 days, from April 29 to May 2. This measure aims to benefit approximately 3190.96 acres of irrigation lands. The district collector urged farmers to utilise this irrigation water judiciously, following the guidance of departmental officers, to maximise agricultural yields.

Additionally, the district comprises 697 lakes, with 24 lakes at 100 percent full capacity, 40 lakes at 75 percent to 100 percent capacity, 80 lakes at 50 percent to 75 percent capacity, 215 lakes at 25 percent to 50 percent capacity, and 270 lakes at 25 percent capacity, while 68 lakes are currently dry. In addressing drought concerns, the district has implemented sufficient measures to ensure public access to drinking water, including daily monitoring of water distribution and strategizing optimal water utilisation.

Present at the event were Arani Revenue Commissioner Balasubramaniam, Executive Engineer (Water Resources Department) Irjahagan, Assistant Executive Engineer Govindarasu, Assistant Engineer Rajaganapathy, Kalasapakkam Thasildar Rajeshwari, Irrigation Association President Arumugam, and other government officials.