Dredging work taken up for about 6 km in Kondiyar channel

The State government has launched 66 dredging works in the major water sources in Tiruvarur district at an outlay of Rs. 2.24 crore.

All the works are progressing at a fast pace much to the delight of farmers.

Minister for Food R. Kamaraj on Sunday inspected the dredging work in Kondiyar channel in Needamangalam area and directed the officials to complete all the works as per schedule.

Dredging has been taken up in the Kondiyar channel to a length of 6 km and the government had allocated Rs. 5.50 lakh for the same.

The dredging would benefit about 4,400 acres of irrigation land in the villages of Vasudevamangalam, Pannimangalam, Sidhamalli, Nagar, Veeravanallur, Kadambur, Parappanaamedu, Poovanur, Rayapurm, and Kalanjimedu.

Mr. Kamaraj told presspersons that the Chief Minister had accorded priority for the proper maintenance of water sources across the State. A total of 66 dredging work in different water sources had been undertaken in the three divisions of Vennar river basin division (Thanjavur), Vennar rive basin division (Tiruvarur) and Cauvery river basin division in the district. The Vennar, Vettar, Allanaru, Koraiyaru, and Baminiaru rivers under the Vennar river basin division (Thanjavur) irrigated about 1.26 lakh acres of land.