EPS orders release of water from Mangalaru dam for irrigation

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today ordered release of water from Manjalaru dam for irrigation purposes.

The water would be released for 135 days from tomorrow, he said in a statement. He said the release of water would benefit a total of 5,259 acres of farm land3,386 in Old Ayacut and 1,873 acres in New Ayacut areas in Theni and Dindigul districts.

Stating that the water was being released following requests from the farmers, the Chief Minister also urged the farmers to use the water judiciously, take water management steps and get higher yields.