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MADURAI: The entire Periyar credit in Vaigai dam has been wiped off in the last two days of irrigation meant for tail-end areas of Periyar Main Canal.

The Public Works Department officials had to take 9 mcft of water from Vaigai credit too for irrigation purpose. The level in the Vaigai dam came down to 29.33 feet (71 feet) with no inflow. Only 41 cusecs was being discharged for meeting drinking water requirements of Madurai city, Sedapatti and Andipatti.

The level in the Periyar dam stood at 112.50 feet (136 feet) with no inflow and a discharge of 300 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit was 1,303 mcft.

Commit suicide

Two women committed suicide different incidents here since Thursday evening.

The police claimed that both, K. Pasunkili (65) of Maruthupandiyar Nagar and M. Muthulakshmi (26) of Solai Azhagupuram, resorted to self immolation "unable to bear chronic stomach pain." Staff Reporter

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