Water level

MADURAI: The level in the Periyar dam on Saturday stood at 132.20 feet with an inflow of 348 cusecs and a discharge of 600 cusecs.

The level in the Vaigai dam was 68.14 feet with an inflow of 417 cusecs and a discharge of 761 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 7,654 mcft.

Karat coming

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has proposed to hold a political conference on February 18 at Tamukkam in Madurai. The party's general secretary, Prakash Karat, will participate in the conference, according to a press release issued by the district secretary, R. Jothiram, here on Saturday.

A delegates' conference would be held in the morning, followed by a public meeting in the evening. Senior leaders R. Umanath and K. Varadarajan, N. Varadarajan, State secretary, and P. Mohan, MP, will also participate.

The conference will focus on the forthcoming Assembly election. - Staff Reporter