VIRUDHUNAGAR: Water released from Pilavakkal dam

VIRUDHUNAGAR: Minister for Backward Classes Welfare K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran inaugurated the release of water from Pilavakkal dam for irrigation on Saturday.

The Minister promised the farmers of 7,218 acres of land in Srivilliputtur and Sivakasi taluks that water would be supplied to all the system tanks depending on the rainfall. A total of 164 mcft of water was available in the dam. Initially, 300 cusecs of water would be released for one week to fill nine tanks.

Collector Sigy Thomas Vaidhyan, Srivilliputtur MLA T. Ramasamy, Public Works Department Executive Engineer of Upper Vaippar Basin Division P. Thyagarajan were present.

From THE HINDU

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