Forest department field-level staff, members of the Society for Odonata and volunteers of ACT NGO have been participating in the survey, which will reveal the population of dragonflies and damselflies
Ten days ago, damage of some piers of the Medigadda Lakshmi barrage of the KLIS was reported; it led to criticism by the Opposition who claimed the incident proved corruption in the project.
From September 29 to October 1, a team consisting of 30 dragonfly enthusiasts and personnel from the forest department diligently conducted the survey.
As many as 48 ‘palliyodams’ (snake boats) took part in the Aranmula Uthrittathi Boat Race. It is the first time after 2017 that the traditional style boat race is being held at Aranmula.
Aurangabad, Amravati and Nasik divisions have the lowest live water storage in their respective dams as against the last year's storage data.
Even though most of the arrived migrants have been crammed up into shelter homes in the city, a large majority are still awaiting to be legally employed.
"However, if there is no rain in the coming months too, the farmers would face challenges during the next cultivation season," he added.
Incessant rain for the last couple of days has led to an increase in water level of the dam reservoirs of Upper Kolab and Telengiri projects in Koraput district.
They stated that check dams are crucial for the groundwater table and urged the administration to complete the works before the onset of Southwest monsoon.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), it will take another ten days for the monsoon to become active in Kerala.