‘Kudimaramathu works progressing as per schedule’

Collector T.Anand inspecting the desilting of Vennavasal channel on Monday.

Collector T.Anand inspecting the desilting of Vennavasal channel on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Hand Out


Works taken up under “kudimaramathu” scheme in Tiruvarur district are progressing as per the schedule and expected to be completed well before release of water for irrigation from the Stanley Reservoir in Mettur, according to the Collector, T.Anand.

Talking to reporters at Kulamanickam hamlet near Vadapathimangalam on Monday after an inspection of “kudimaramathu” works, the Collector said that a total of 95 works had been taken up under the scheme this financial year at a cost of ₹16.80 crore.

The rejuvenation of waterbodies and reconstruction and desilting of irrigation channels being implemented through cultivators associations of the respective areas, have commenced a fortnight ago. The progress of each work was encouraging as the associations have completed 30% to 40% of the works they have undertaken under the “kudimaramathu” works, he added.

“With this pace of execution we hope that all the works taken up this year will be completed well before the release of water into the Cauvery Basin and before the peak period of the monsoon. Though the cultivators associations are racing against time to get the works completed as scheduled, the quality of construction is not compromised as the materials are sent to a laboratory in Tiruchi to check the quality of materials. Further, a team comprising senior officials has been formed to inspect and ensure that only quality materials are used and the construction is carried out as specified in the work schedule”, he added.

Earlier, the Collector inspected the progress of construction of a sluice gate and desilting of Periyakuruvadi channel and Amaravathi drainage channel at a cost of ₹29.50 lakh at Kulamanickam, a channel head and desilting of an irrigation channel branching of from Vennar river near Vennavasal at a cost of ₹29 lakh and the construction of Mangudi channel head, branching of from Vennar river near Viswanathapuram at a cost of ₹25 lakh.

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