MLA K. Balakrishnan has appealed to Chief Minister Jayalaithaa seeking special funds to desilt irrigation canals in the tail-end region comprising the Chidambaram, Kattumannarkoil and Bhuvanagiri blocks.

In a representation to the Chief Minister, he said that the work did not brook any delay as this ought to be carried out before the release of water from the Mettur dam.

The canals are clogged because funds have not been allocated for the past few years to carry out the job. The bunds had become weak and during rainy season, breaches caused heavy damage to standing crops.