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Height of wall along Kalingarayan Canal likely to be increased

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Collector asks officials to prepare detailed estimate

To control pollution:Collector C. Kamaraj inspecting the Kalingarayan Canal in BP Agraharam, near Erode, on Saturday. -PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN
To control pollution:Collector C. Kamaraj inspecting the Kalingarayan Canal in BP Agraharam, near Erode, on Saturday. -PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN

Collector C. Kamaraj instructed the public works department officials to prepare a detailed estimate for increasing the height of the parapet wall constructed along the Kalingarayan Canal.

The wall was built to prevent the flow of untreated effluents from the textile processing and tannery units in Erode town and its suburbs into the canal to a length of about six kilometres.

The Collector inspected the canal at BP Agraharam and Naripallam along with senior officials here on Saturday.

He also met a few farmers and representatives of various farmers association and discussed the pollution issues with them.

Farmers in Kalingarayan ayacut urged the administration to increase the height of the wall so that the flow of effluents into the canal could be prevented effectively.

They wanted the Collector to initiate concrete efforts to put an end to the discharge of untreated and treated effluents from the textile processing and tannery units.

Apart from increasing the height of the wall, farmers also wanted the administration to take steps to extend the parapet wall for another eight kilometres. They suggested that laying a road along the canal would also help prevent the flow of effluents.

After assuring the farmers that the administration would initiate concrete efforts to sort out their issues, Mr. Kamaraj asked the officials from the department to prepare a detailed estimate for increasing the height of the parapet wall.

He also wanted them to prepare an estimate for laying a road along the canal.

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