Six spots identified to construct check dams

Special Correspondent

SALEM: Salem Collector A. Sukumaran has identified six spots for constructing check dams in Omalur and Mettur blocks to augment the water sources.

According to a press release from the Collectorate here, the Collector undertook an extensive tour before finalising these spots for constructing the check dams in these two blocks. In the Mettur block, he identified a spot in Ilakkampatti hamlet where a check dam would be constructed across the Thenkalpallam stream. The other two check dams for the Mettur block would be erected across Mamarathu wild stream and at Kaveripuram village.

In Omalur block, a check dam at Nathiampatti across Sarabanga river would be constructed. The other two dams would come up at Omalur and Palpakki. He also discussed the feasibility of these projects with the officials. Later he asked them to prepare the proposals for the same to be submitted to the Government.

A team of officials including the Mettur Revenue Divisional Officer, Amirtha Jyothi and Omalur Tahsildhar Jayagandhi accompanied the Collector.

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