Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: All farming-related work in and around the Vellayani Lake would henceforth be approved by an eight-member committee headed by an official of the Minor Irrigation Department.

This was decided at a meeting convened at the office of the executive engineer of the Minor Irrigation Department here on Monday.

Presidents and secretaries of four ‘Paadashekharams’ at Vellayani attended the meeting.


This committee will study the proposals formulated to aid farming in each ‘paadashekharam’ and decide whether the work, including maintenance of equipment to drain water and construction activities, is necessary, secretary of the Nilamakkari paadasehkharam Rangappan Asary said here on Monday.