The Union Ministry of Water Resources has deputed a Central team to delta districts to ascertain water requirement for samba after October 15. The team led by R.K.Gupta, Chief Engineer, Central Water Commission, shall tour the district on October 7.

The team would cover Velankanni, Nagapattinam, Sirkazhi, and Chidambaram .

The team would commence its tour on Friday from Grand Anicut, visit Budalur and Paliagraharam and halt for the day in Thanjavur.

On October 6, the team would cover Thanjavur-Mannargudi-Muthupettai-Thiruthuraipoondi-Tiruvarur-

Velankanni areas and halt in Velankanni.

The central team would comprise of T.K.Sivarajan, Director (Monitoring), Central Water Commission, Coimbatore, Virendra Sharma, Superintending Engineer, CWC, New Delhi, Pradeep Thakur, Deputy Director (Irrigation and Planning), CWC, New Delhi.