Water level in the Veeranam tank is rising fast and likely to touch the maximum level of 47.5 ft soon. The news has brought cheer to farmers in the catchments, according to K.V. Elangeeran, president, Vettuvaikkal and Naraikkal Eri Paasana Vivasayigal Sangam. In a statement, he said the Vadavar, the feeding canal, was carrying about 2,000 cusecs of water to the tank. Unlike the previous seasons, when it used to get Mettur water, the entire quantum now was the runoff of rainwater from catchments. It could provide adequate water for irrigation besides meeting drinking water needs of Chennai.

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