Water levelMADURAI: The water level in the Periyar dam stood at 120.3 feet with an inflow of 220 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 60.20 feet with a discharge of 41 cusecs.

PM's Relief FundA sum of Rs.4.15 lakhs has been released from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund towards surgery expenses for 10 people living below poverty line on recommendations from the Member of Parliament, P. Mohan.

According to a statement, the fund was released for the 2005-06 financial year towards surgery expenses incurred for kidney transplantation and heart ailment.

The sum distributed to the people for heart surgery included, Rs.50,000 each for four, Rs.30,000 apiece for three and Rs.25,000 for a patient. And the sum distributed for kidney ailments included, Rs.50,000 each for two.

Seminar-cum-trainingThe Directorate of Distance Education, Madurai Kamaraj University, will conduct contact seminar-cum-training programme for students of M.A. (Advertising and Public Relations) in April and May.

Programme for the first year will be held from April 24 to 29 and for the second year from May 1 to 6 on the premises of Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary, Arasaradi. About 200 students from all over the country are expected to participate in the 12-day programme.

Power shutdownThere will be no power supply in the following areas between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday (April 18) owing to maintenance work at the Villapuram sub-station: Solai Alagupuram, Bharatiar Road, Jaihindpuram, Jeeva Nagar, Ramaiah Street, Subramaniapuram, Rathinapuram, Sundararajapuram, M.K. Puram, Kalavasal, Villapuram, Avaniapuram, Bypass Road, Subramaniapuram, Venkatachalapuram, TPK Road, Periyar Bus Stand, Town Hall Road, Nethaji Road, West Gate, South Masi Street, South Avanimoola Street, Meenakshi Amman Temple, East Veli Street, Chinthamani Road, Vazhaithoppu, South Gate, Chinnakadai Street, South Marret Street, Panthadi Street, Manjanakara Streeet, North Veli Street, Thavittusandai, Panaiyur Road and Keeraithurai.

Additional chargeKirlosh Kumar, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, has assumed additional charge as Project Officer, Tamil Nadu Women's Development Corporation, in the place of M. Prabhakaran who has been transferred, according to Collectorate officials.

TrainingThe RUDSET Institute will conduct a two-week free readymade garments training programme for women during the third week of May.

According to a press release, the programme will cover all aspects of modern dressmaking. Women in the age group of 18-35 years with a minimum qualification of VIII standard can apply. Preference will be given to those who are already in business. Applications containing details of name, address, age, qualification and experience should reach the institute before May 6 along with a self-addressed envelope affixed with a stamp of Rs.five. For details contact the Director, RUDSET Institute, Airport Road, Perungudi, Madurai-625 022 (Phone 2690609). Staff Reporter