Kerala

IDRB team visits Pattissery dam

A high-level team of officials of Irrigation and Design Research Board (IDRB) visited the Pattissery dam in Kanthallur to begin the reconstruction work which was stopped after it got embroiled in a row.

S.Rajendran, MLA, who accompanied the team said that the reconstruction work is planned to start at the earliest. The reconstruction of the dam was started with the aim to supply water to irrigate the cool- season vegetable cultivating areas of Kanthallur.

The old dam was demolished three years back to start the construction of a bigger dam there. However, the reconstruction got indefinitely delayed.

When the dam work is completed, more areas in Kanthallur would be brought under cultivation in the second and third seasons. Water scarcity was the main reason for farmers to abandon the second and third seasonal cultivation.

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