A basin dam will be built at Ladanenthal village in Sivaganga

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday ordered allocation of nearly Rs.100 crore to strengthen water resources across the State which include construction of a check dam at the cost of Rs. 35 crore across the Kosasthaliyar for storing the Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh for meeting Chennai’s water requirements.

An official release said a basin dam would be constructed at Ladanenthal village in Sivaganga district to channel water to Maranadu lake from the Vaigai river and to nine other lakes at a cost of Rs.12.85 crore, while another bed dam would be built near Atthur village at the cost of Rs.16 crore to supply water Parthibanur Periya Eri, Siriya Eri and Vannikudi Eri. In Tiruchi district, the sluice gates of upper dam would be regulated to divert the water to the irrigation lands located in Elamanur at a cost of Rs. 4.50 crore.

A new bridge is to be constructed across Marudai river in Ariyalur district at a cost of Rs.10 crore while developing the Peikulam, Pottaikulam and Korampallam lakes at a cost of Rs.20.07 crore.

Ms. Jayalalithaa also sanctioned Rs.25.60 lakh to undertake repair works on the walls erected to prevent sea erosion at Chinnakuppam on the North Chennai-Ennore Highway Express corridor.

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