Rs 1 crore for water supply works in Cuddalore

CUDDALORE: A sum of Rs. 1 crore has been sanctioned from the Natural Disaster Funds for undertaking works for improving water supply in panchayats, Town Panchayats and Municipalities in Cuddalore district, according to P.Seetharaman, Collector.

In a statement here on Saturday, the Collector has directed officials to complete the works within 45 days.

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Farmers question selection of dams for water supply in Tuticorin

Grievance day conducted; Collector rules out favouritism in water supply

Tuticorin: Farmers from various parts of the district, who gathered at a grievance redressal day meeting at Collectorate here on Thursday, raised apprehensions over the supply of water for agriculture .

Tamirabharani water is being channelised to 16, 510 acres of farm lands for irrigation through 15 dams in Srivaikuntam, Alwarthirunagari and Tiruchendur blocks. They alleged that water was being supplied to the blocks in a biased manner.

The farmers questioned the selection of 15 dams among 53 for the supply of water. Presiding over the programme, Collector G. Prakash ruled out any favouritism. Meanwhile, a proposal for compensation for damaged banana crop in the recent storm was sent to the government.

Lauding the efforts of the farmers, Mr. Prakash presented cash prizes in honour of their achievements made at a district level crop yield competition. Seetha Lakshmi, wife of Kannan, Akka Nayakkanpatti received a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 for getting a yield of 7, 835 kilograms of maize per hectare.

Jayapandi, son of Pattani Nadar from Kattunayakanpatti of Ottapidaram taluk, who received a sum of Rs. 5,000, got 6,985 kilograms of maize per hectare. As far as the yield of ragi was concerned, Mr. Prakash handed over a prize of Rs. 10,000 to A. Murugesan of Govindanpatti, Kayathar block, who raised 4,615 kilograms per hectare.

Mandhirathai, wife of Ramakrishnan, Kaapulingampatti, Kayathar, received Rs. 5,000 for the yield of 3,715 kilograms of ragi per hectare. Deputy Director of Agriculture, T. Ranjith Singh Dhanraj, Central Government schemes, Amuthan, Executive Engineer, Agriculture Engineering, A. Dhanasingh David, PA to Collector (Agriculture), officials from the Department of Horticulture and others were present.

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Siruvani supply in city once in four days from June 1

COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore Corporation announced on Wednesday that drinking water under the Siruvani scheme would be supplied only once in four days from June 1.

Monsoon

Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra said in a press release that the civic body would revert to the alternate day supply once the monsoon set in over the Siruvani catchment and the Siruvani Dam filled up.

The once-in-four-days supply would be made in the following wards: West Zone: 34, 35, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 55 to 64. South Zone: 25, 27, 28, 36 to 47 and 54. North Zone: 30 to 33.

The Corporation has appealed to the residents in these wards to use drinking water only for cooking and drinking in order to avoid scarcity.

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Pilloor water reaches Main Service Reservoir

Coimbatore: On completion of plugging the four leaks in the Pilloor water supply scheme at Keeranatham and Saravanampatti, authorities began pumping water from Pilloor reservoir from 5 a.m. on Thursday.

The water reached the Main Service Reservoir (MSR), the first point of the Coimbatore Corporation’s water supply system around 4 p.m.

The authorities have started the third motor and the fourth motor was expected to be switched on by Thursday night.

Corporation Assistant Engineer (in charge of Pilloor Water Supply), K. Karuppasamy said that water had reached MSR.

It is expected to reach Puliakulam reservoir and Varadarajapuram reservoir at Singanallur late on Thursday night or positively in the small hours of Friday.

Water supply would begin immediately.

Areas that were due to get water supply on Wednesday would first get water, he added.

The water supply managers were confident of ensuring a streamlined supply of water to all areas in the city by Friday night or latest by Saturday morning.

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Tirunelveli: Villagers demand regular water supply

TIRUNELVELI: Residents of Vaalveechu Rastha under Maanur union in the district submitted petition to Collector M. Jayaraman on Monday demanding regular and adequate supply of drinking water to their hamlet.

Once or twice

The petitioners said their village, a beneficiary hamlet under Sankarankovil Combined Drinking Water Programme, was getting drinking water once or twice a month and hence the villagers had to store the drinking water for about 15 to 20 days.

No efforts taken

Though several petitions had been forwarded to the officials concerned, no effort had been taken to ensure regular and adequate supply of drinking water to Vaalveechu Rastha.

Hence, they appealed to the Collector to instruct the officials to take remedial measures to sort out the problem.

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Cuddalore: Integrated water supply scheme soon for three village

CUDDALORE: If there are places of worship, primary health centres and school buildings on the lands acquired by the Neyveli Lignite Corporationm the latter will be asked to rebuild those structures on alternative sites, according to P.Seetharaman, District Collector.

He was responding to the queries posed by the land providers in the Uyyakondaravi village near here at a Mass Contact Programme on Thursday.

The Collector said that the villagers demanded suitable compensation for the land, jobs for their wards and irrigation facility for the nearby farms.

The Collector promised them to take up these issues with the NLC management. He said that an integrated water supply scheme would be implemented soon to benefit Uyyakondaravi, Vadapaadhi and Seplanatham. He distributed assistance worth Rs 9.80 lakh to 131 beneficiaries on the occasion.

Bus services

At the mass contact programme held at Maiyanur near Villupuram, District Collector R.Palanisamy assured the people to improve bus services and explore the feasibility of setting up one more fair price shop there.

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Salem: Irregular water supply inconveniences residents

Water lorries arrive erratically in Talamalai Nagar

SALEM: The residents of Talamalai Nagar in ward 60 here face strange problems. The lorries that bring water to them often play truant.

The residents, mainly women, say that they are assured of water twice a week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Long queue: Women wait for the water tanker at Talamalai Nagar in Salem on Tuesday. - Photo: P. Goutham

Queue

The lorries used to supply water to them at already designated places where the women always form queue to avoid confusion.

But of late, these lorries have started arriving erratically, thus forcing the women to suffer under the scorching sun.

Many of them work here as house maids and labourers. Nearly 300 families live in this colony totally depending on the supply from lorries.

The people have informed the authorities concerned about the erratic supply of water by lorries.

But no action has been taken so far, says a resident.

Besides this, the single bore well has gone dry, thus forcing the people to depend on lorry supply.

The residents urge the officials to ensure regular supply.

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