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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Stalin releases water from Mettur dam for irrigation


 For the third successive year, the sluice

dates of the Mettur Dam (Stanley Reservoir) was opened on the

scheduled date of June 12 today for irrigation in Cauvery delta

region of the State.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin released the water from the

dam for Cauvery Delta irrigation in the presence of Salem District

Collector S. Karmegam and Ministers Duraimurugan, KN Nehru

and MRK Pannerselvam by showering flower petals.

About 17.37 lakh acres of agricultural lands in 12 districts–Salem,

Namakkal, Erode, Karur, Tiruchy, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Ariyalur,

Pudukottai, Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore, and Nagapattinam–will get

irrigation facilities through water released from the Mettur Dam.

Earlier, Mr Stalin inspected the desilting works in the Cauvery

delta region to ensure that the water released from the dam

reached the tailend areas for the benefit of farmers.

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