The Tamilaga Eri Matrum Aatru Pasana Vivasayigal Sangham has demanded the release of 30 tmcft of water from Karnataka to save the standing samba crop in Tamil Nadu.

A resolution passed at the forum’s district-level conference held here on Wednesday appealed to the Central government to gazette the Interim and Final Awards given by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.

The conference also demanded Rs.3,500 as procurement price for a tonne of sugarcane, Rs.1,750 for a quintal of paddy, Rs.75 for a kilogram of cotton, and Rs.2,500 for a quintal of maize .

It urged the Collector to initiate steps to extend power connections to all the agriculturists who have remitted the required fee.

Another resolution pleaded for construction of a barrage across the Kollidam in Thirumanur panchayat union as it would not only help improve the groundwater level but also ensure adequate drinking water. It appealed to the Collector to expedite the construction of Sundakudi Marudhayar Bridge and also get funds for converting the road stretch between Ambalavarkattalai and Yelakurichi into double lane. It also pleaded for linking the Karuppilakatalai Eri with Sukran Eri which would help save rainwater in the latter and irrigate 20,000 acres.

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