DRDA starts desilting Nedungur tank

A day before the DMK was scheduled to take up desilting Nedungur tank at K. Paramathi near here, the District Rural Development Agency officials began kudimaramathu work on Tuesday.

According to DMK sources, the district unit of the party planned to desilt the tank and hired an earthmover. DMK functionaries including its district organiser V. Senthil Balaji and DMK youth wing leader Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi began arriving at the spot on Wednesday to initiate the work.

But they found earth movers engaged by the DRDA officials being used.

Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabaskar inspected the desilting work.

Subsequently, Mr. Senthil Balaji and Mahesh Poyyamozhi left the spot. When they were returning, a group of AIADMK cadre raised slogans against Mr. Senthil Balaji and questioned him to disclose identities of recipients of three cents of land that he had promised to 25,000 families prior to the Aravakurichi by-election. Carrying placards, they blocked his car at Nedungur. However, the police cleared them to enable Mr. Senthil Balaji to resume his journey.

Earlier, Mr. Vijayabaskar said that a sum of ₹ 1.38 crore had been allotted for the desilting work in Nedungur tank. Officials had been asked to expedite the work so as to complete it before the monsoon.

He added the State government had allotted ₹ 6.87 crore to carry out kudimaramathu work in the district. As many as 33 works had been identified for kudimaramathu work during the current year. They are Pallapalayam, Koyampalli, Thirumanilayur, Manavasi, Chinna Dharapuram, Nanjaikalakurichi canals in Amaravathi basin.

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