Tamil Nadu

Three irrigation tanks desilted nearly after 70 years

The desilting of irrigation tank Ambalathadikulam on Nagercoil-Thiruvananthapuram NH undertaken by INTACH was witnessed by over 100 children from Soccer Matriculation School in Erumbukkadu on Wednesday.  

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) desilted three irrigation tanks in the last three months, said R.S. Lal Mohan, district convenor of Nagercoil Chapter, here on Thursday.

Dr. Lal Mohan said that INTACH had desilted and cleaned the surroundings of three waterbodies – Nachiyarkulam, Kalunkadikulam and Ambalathadikulam – under the control of Public Works Department in association with a private satellite TV channel.

The tanks, spread over two hectares each, were desilted after a gap of nearly 70 years after getting permission from Collector Sajjansingh R. Chavan and Water Resources Organisation of the PWD.

The initiative had created awareness among the public that they could also contribute their ‘Shram Dhan’ in addition to monetary contribution.

INTACH had proposed to desilt three more waterbodies – Parvathipuram tank, Aloor tank and Chemmankulam.

Over 100 children from Soccer Matriculation School in Erumbukkadu witnessed the initiative undertaken by INTACH on Wednesday, he added.

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