The four grama panchayats of Eruthenpathy, Nallepilly, Kozhinjampra, and Vadakarapathy in Chittur taluk will observe hartal on April 3 demanding water from the Chitturpuzha irrigation project. Farmers of these grama panchayats are demanding distribution of the Chitturpuzha water to these areas by extending the right bank canal. They criticised the stand of the Water Resources Department that the canal could be extended if farmers surrendered the required land free of cost. They also sought sanction for digging bore wells.

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