: About 100 farmers from Thathayarkulam, who had come in tractors to lay siege to the collecotrate here on Monday, were arrested. They urged the government to allow them to desilt water bodies in their area. They said contractors should not be allowed to carry out the work. The agitation, launched at Thathayarkulam, was led by Chairman of Kodayar Irrigation Project A.Vins Anto.

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