Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: Water level in the Veeranam tank is rising fast and likely to touch the maximum level of 47.5 ft soon.

The comfortable storage level has brought cheer to farmers in the catchment areas, according to K.V. Elangeeran, president of the Vettuvaikkal and Naraikkal Eri Paasana Vivasayigal Sangam.

In a statement released here on Saturday, he said that the Vadavar, the feeding canal, was carrying about 2,000 cusecs of water to the tank. Unlike the previous seasons when the tank used to get Mettur water, the entire quantum now was the runoff of rainwater from catchment areas.