Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered release of water from Bhavanisagar Dam for irrigation from Monday.

Farmers' request

As per the request of the farmers of Erode district, water would be released from the dam through Arakkankottai and Thadapalli channels in Gobichettipalayam and Bhavani taluks respectively for the first crop.

24,504 acres to benefit

This would benefit 24,504 acres, the Chief Minister, in a statement, said.