Farmers of Arundhavapulam at Thalainayar blocked the Thiruthuraipoondi-Nagapattinam road demanding water for samba crop. The area irrigated by Vennar division has not received water from Palavanar canal affecting the direct-seeded fields. Protesters led by Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam affiliated to the CPI(M) and Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Union sought scrapping of the turn system. Following talks with the PWD officials of Vennar division, the road blockade was called off. — Staff Reporter

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