Tamil Nadu

IAS officers to monitor Kudimaramathu scheme

Taking stock: The officers would also inspect dam sites and reservoirs as part of monsoon preparedness measure   | Photo Credit: A. Muralitharan

With the aim of effectively implementing the Kudimaramathu scheme and as part of monsoon preparedness measures, the State government has appointed seven IAS officers to monitor the participatory water management scheme to boost irrigation in 15 circles of the Water Resources Department, spread over various districts.

The IAS officers would monitor and provide necessary advice and solutions to the district-level officials to sort out bottlenecks and pave the way for speedy and better implementation of the scheme, and to ensure that its objectives are achieved, a Government Order issued by the Public Works Department said.

Besides ensuring the participation of farmers’ organisations, councils and associations as per the procedures laid down for the scheme, the officers would visit dam sites and reservoirs and ensure that the shutters are in a working condition as a part of monsoon preparedness measures.

While senior IAS officer Gagandeep Singh Bedi would monitor the scheme in the Pennaiyar and Vellar Basin Circles in Tiruvannamalai and Cuddalore, P. Amudha would monitor the Project Circle, Vellore, Palar Basin Circle and Tank Modernisation Circle in Chennai. Pankaj Kumar Bansal would monitor Periyar Vaigai Basin Circle in Madurai and Lower Vaigai Basin Circle in Sivaganga.

Rajendra Ratnoo would monitor Vaippar Basin Circle in Virudhunagar and Thambiraparani Basin Circle in Tirunelveli, while Ashish Vachhani would monitor Upper Cauvery Basin Circle, Salem and Special Project Circle, Palani.

Darez Ahamed would monitor Middle Cauvery Basin Circle, Tiruchi and Lower Cauvery Basin Circle, Thanjavur, and K. Gopal, Bhavani Basin Circle, Erode and Parambikulam Aliyar Basin Circle in Pollachi.

The scheme encompasses maintenance work in supply channels, canals, tanks and shutters, the strengthening and reconstruction of surplus weirs and sluices, among others. Boosting the storage capacity of tanks and channels is one of the principal objectives of the Kudimaramathu scheme.

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