CM orders opening of Periyar dam

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami today ordered opening of the Periyar dam for irrigation purposes. In a statement here, he said that 1,037 million cubic feet water from the dam will be released for 120 days from 18 October through the PTR and Thanthai Periyar Channels.

'Around 5,146 acres of agricultural land in Theni district will be benefitted by this,' he said. He also said 255 million cubic feet water will be released through the Palanivel Rajan Channel for 30 days from 18 October. This water will be used for the irrigation of 4614.25 acres.

He further asked the people to use the water effectively without much wastage.