Stop discharging industrial effluents: villagers

STIR:Farmers who staged a demonstration in Tuticorin on Monday. — Photo: N. Rajesh.

Intervention of the district administration is needed, say farmers

Tuticorin: A group of villagers attached to Sernthapoomangalam and its surroundings approached the Collectorate here on Monday demanding for the intervention of the district administration to stop discharging the industrial effluents into their farm lands from industries. K.S.V. Subramanian, president, Authoorkulam Farmers’ Club, Keeranur, Tiruchendur taluk, said that the lives of over 3,000 families from 16 villages who solely depend on agriculture were being affected. A petition to this effect was submitted.

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CPI plea to government on effluent discharge into canal

ERODE: Communist Party of India State Secretary D. Pandian has urged the State Government to put an end to the discharge of effluents into the Kalingarayan canal.

Water source

Talking to mediapersons after inaugurating the party’s fund-raising campaign in Erode on Sunday, he said that the channel, a major water source for a large number of farmers in the district, was heavily polluted and the government should initiate immediate efforts to protect it.

Mr. Pandian also criticised the government for the continuing power shortage in the State.

The successive governments in Tamil Nadu had failed to take steps to enhance power generation capacity in the last 30 years, he said.

Price rise

On the issue of price rise, he said that a change in the regime at the Centre or in the policies of the government was required to control the prices of essential commodities.

He said that the fund-raising campaign would also help the party learn various issues faced by the poor in the State. Senior party functionaries were present.

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Mettur Dam Water Level: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010

TIRUCHI: The water level in the Mettur dam stood at 78.71 feet on Monday. The inflow was 1,409 cusecs and the discharge, 8,000 cusecs.

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Mettur Dam Water Level: Monday, Jan 25, 2010

TIRUCHI: The water level at the Mettur Dam stood at 79.32 feet on Sunday against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 1,300 cusecs and the discharge 8,001 cusecs.

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Mettur Dam Water Level: Sunday, Jan 24, 2010

TIRUCHI: The water level in the Mettur Dam stood at 79.94 feet against its full level of 120 feet on Saturday. The inflow was 1,227 cusecs and the discharge, 8,000 cusecs.

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Mettur Dam Water Level: Saturday, Jan 23, 2010

The water level in the Mettur dam stood at 80.55 feet on Friday against its full level of 120 feet.

The inflow was 1,194 cusecs and the discharge, 8,000 cusecs.

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Mettur Dam Water Level: Thursday, Jan 21, 2010

The level in the Mettur dam stood at 81.75 feet on Wednesday against its full level of 120 feet. The inflow was 1,087 cusecs and the discharge, 8,000 cusecs.

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