Water was released from the Krishnagiri Reservoir Project (KRP) Dam for the first crop to benefit 9,012 acres in 16 village panchayats in Krishnagiri district.
Following the directions of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Collector T.P. Rajesh opened the sluice gates of the right and left main canals in the presence of Krishnagiri MLA K.P. Munusamy and engineers. Officials said that about 80 cusecs of water was released through the left canal while 75 cusecs was released through the right canal. The release would continue for the next 150 days till December 23, 2015, the officials said. They added that water level stood at 48.40 feet against its full height of 52 feet on Monday.
Farmers in Periyamuthur, Sundekuppam, Thimmapuram, Souteaalli, Thalialli, Kalvealli, Kundalapatti, Mittaalli, Erraalli, Penneswaramadam, Kaveripattinam, Balekuli, Marichettihalli, Nagojanaalli, Janapparuralli and Paiyur would benefit.