Reader’s Mail (Tirunelveli)

Crop failure

Due to failure of south west monsoon kannipoo paddy cultivation in Kanniyakumari district has met with failure. Farmers find it extremely difficult to eke out a living. Hence the State government should pay compensation to them suitably. The district administration should swing into action on their behalf.



More buses

Many educational institutions are located on the Nagercoil highway between Tirunelveli new bus stand and Nanguneri. In the recent times, many new colonies have come up on either side of this road. In the morning, students find it very difficult to reach their institutions in time as they have to depend on the few mofussil buses plying on this route. I request the TNSTC to operate a few city buses between Tirunelveli new bus stand and Nanguneri at least during peak hours.

P. Victor Selvaraj,


Water supply

This has reference to the news item, ‘Drinking water crisis haunts Thoothukudi’ ( July 27). On December 31, the then Corporation Commissioner, as reported by The Hindu, said that from the New Year onwards the Corporation would supply drinking water every alternate day, an improvement from the existing supply of once three days.

He said the plan would be rolled out in 20 water supply zones in 28 wards in the north and south zones.

Accordingly, water was supplied on alternate days in the said wards. In January, water level in Papanasam dam was hovering around 95 and, in March, it dropped to 40 feet. In spite of the dwindling water level at the source , downstream domestic water supply frequency was maintained up to April . Since May 2019, the frequency was not maintained And now supply is made once in 15 days and residents are unaware of the time and duration of supply.

With erratic behaviour of monsoon year after year and other environmental issues, daily supply of water may be a mirage. once in three days supply for three hours is achievable.

J. Edison Devakaram,



Recently, my relatives travelling in a car met with an accident 10 km away from Ottapidaram on the Thoothukudi highway, in which one person sustained head injuries. As they were new to the area, the car driver took more time to reach the Thoothukudi Government Medical College Hospital. They could not find the direction to reach the nearest hospital. In the mean time, the injured person died before reaching the hospital due to loss of blood. Had the driver known the right direction, the injured person would have reached the hospital in time. It would be helpful if a sign board is installed near the toll gate or any other suitable place, indicating the direction to the nearest government hospital.

M. Malaiarasan,


Kudos to police

The Tirunelveli city police deserve every appreciation in apprehending the main culprit involved in the sensational murder of former Mayor Uma Maheswari and two others, within a short span of time. It appears that they undertook sustained and scientific Investigation based on material facts and not on conjectures and surmises. Especially, the cyber wing police made strenuous efforts in cracking the case. Their efforts ought to be applauded.

A. M. N. Pandian,


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