Dyers accused of taking advantage of floods
ERODE: Flood alert has been issued to people living on the banks of river Cauvery as heavy inflow of water is continuing.
Officials are expecting the Mettur Reservoir to overflow soon, resulting in the discharge of more than 80,000 to 1 lakh cusecs of water to the river.
Nearly 10,000 cusecs of water is being discharged into River Bhavani from Lower Bhavani Project Reservoir, which will merge with Cauvery.
Officials have asked people at Bhavani, Ammapet, Erode, Komarapalayam, Pallipalayam, Unjalure and Kodumudi to move to safer places.
Washermen were advised not to wash cloth in Cauvery, as heavy flow of water is expected at any time.
A medical team is kept ready atGovernment Headquarters Hospital, Erode, and other Government hospitals, to meet any eventuality.
Some textile dyers in Pallipalayam have discharged untreated effluents into the drain, which reaches Cauvery River. Those who took bath on Friday morning in Pallipalayam area complained of effluents mixing with Cauvery River.
Similarly many dyeing industries situated in interior areas of Pallipalayam are also alleged to have discharged untreated industrial effluents into the drains.