Water from Vaigai dam was released on Wednesday for irrigating a little over 1.50 lakh acres of farm lands in Madurai, Theni and Sivaganga districts covered under the single and double crop areas.

According to a press communiqué, 1,800 cusecs of water was released in the presence of Ministers ‘Sellur’ K. Raju and K.V. Ramalingam, District Collectors Dr.L. Subramanian (Madurai) and Dr.K.S. Palanisamy (Theni) and MLAs from the region.

The farmers’ have a reason to cheer as they can carry on with nursery works. Following appeals, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa had directed the release of water for irrigation from Vaigai reservoir.

According to the officials, the release will benefit double crop farm lands covering 45,000 acres in the three districts and single crop farms in 85,500 acres covering Dindigul, Sivaganga (Tirupatthur) and Madurai-Vadipatti, Madurai North, Melur, Perayur and Thirumangalam Main Canal areas.

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