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Water released from Bhavanisagar Dam

Water released from Bhavanisagar Dam

Public Works Department officials led by Housing Minister S Muthusamy released water from the Bhavanisagar Dam on Friday morning to irrigate 1.035 lakh acres of LBP ayacut for the next 120 days. 


In response to various queries of newsmen, Muthusamy said ''there is no problem in supplying water to the ayacut this year as Bhavanisagar dam is already overflowing. 


The water was opened in the canal two days ago but today the water is being officially opened. 
Today 500 cusecs of water was released and then it would be gradually increased to 2300 cubic feet. 

Last year there was a break in the main canal at some places. But precautionary measures were taken so that no breakages would occur. 


We are going to provide three tons of traditional paddy seeds Thooyamalli to ryots. 
Election for the irrigation canal ryots sangams started. It would gradually be held to all bodies in the ayacut. 
Athikadavu Avinasi project is delayed due to problems in laying water pipes. There is no ulterior motive in the issue. 


The rain water falling in Talawadi hills is going to Karnataka state. 
A study is being conducted to use this in Talawadi area. 

To relocate the families in Tengumarahada area to some other places, Erode, Coimbatore, and Nilgiris Collectors conducted a survey.The study is under consideration.  A study is on to divert Pandiyaru Punnamuzhaa water to Moyaru river. 


The government is planning to modernize the Kilbhavani irrigation canal. But, the farmers are divided into two groups and they are opposing and supporting the project.  


They have approached the courts in this regard. The government stand is both should sit together to hold talks and resolve the issue amicably. 


The court has banned night traffic on Thalavadi hill road to protect wild animals. 
So, passes would be given to locals to cross the road. 


The vacancies in TNHB, would be filled through TNPCB, he added. Collector H Krishnan Unni and PWD officials were present.