Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday ordered release of water from Periyar and Aliyar dams for irrigation of nearly 27,500 acre farmlands in Coimbatore and Theni districts.

While the water from Aliyar dam is to be released on Thursday to benefit 22,332 acres in Pollachi taluk, the water from Periyar dam will be released on October 4 for irrigation of 5,146 acres in Theni and Uthamapalayam, Ms. Jayalalithaa said in press releases. — Special Correspondent

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