Tanks in Perambalur district have got good inflows this year thanks to recent spell of rain. Three major tanks in the district, the Big Tank and Sitheri in Arumbavur, and the Keezheri in Perambalur were already overflowing.
Of the 70 other tanks under the maintenance of the Public Works Department in the district, 24 tanks including the Thuraimangalam Meleri, Kurumbalur, Kaiperambalur, Agramsigur, Keezhamathur, Ezhumur, Vadakalur Agraharam, Pennakonam, Okalur, Andikurmbalur, Ayikudi, Kariyanur, Pandakapadi, Vayalur, Keerivadi, Keezha Perambalur, Perumathur, Vadakalur Agraharam and Thondaipadi tanks, Poolampadi Ponneri, V.Kalathur Meleri and Keezheri and Vengalam sitheri had about 75 per cent storage.
Thirteen other tanks including Perambalur Meleri, Peraiyur, Sengunam, Neikuppai, Venbavur, Santhavadi, Noothapur, Nerkunam, Thiruvalanthurai, Chinnar, Pillankulam, Keeranur and Kaikalathur tanks were half full. Nine other tanks had over 25 per cent storage.
The remaining 24 tanks in the district had less than 25 per cent storage, Collector Darez Ahmed said.
The district has received about 819.08 mm of rainfall so far this year against the normal annual rainfall of 908 mm, he said.
Mr.Ahmed said farmers of the district could utilise the conducive atmosphere and the good storage position in the tanks to take up cultivation.
Farmers urged to utilise the conducive atmosphere and good storage position in tanks