CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has ordered the further release of water from the Mettur Dam for irrigation purposes, this time for the benefit of 87736 acres of agricultural lands. The water would be released from the Mettur Dam on August 15.
“I had received representations from farmers organisations for the release of water. I have ordered the release of water from Mettur Dam to the benefit of areas served by the Pullampadi, New Kattalai and the East and West Bank Canals. This will bring benefit to 87736 acres of land in Trichy, Thanjavur, Ariyalur, Salem and Erode Districts,” said Jayalalithaa in a statement on Thursday.
The announcement comes on hells of an earlier one by the Chief Minister, when she had told the Assembly on August 7 that water would be release from the Mettur Dam to irrigate around 12 lakh acres of agricultural land from August 15.