Water will be released from Friday from the Papanasam, Servalar and Manimuthar dams for irrigating farmlands in Tuticorin district that depend on the Thambirabarani river, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, she said the water release was ordered following representations from farmers. The move would benefit 7,524 acres in Srivaikundam and Sathankulam taluks. — Special Correspondent

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