TAMIL NADU

Water release

ERODE, AUG.14. Water would be released from Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) reservoir from tomorrow (Sunday). According to the Collector, D. Karthikeyan, as per the directions of the Madras High Court, the Government has ordered the release of water from the LBP reservoir at Bhavanisagar into the LBP canal for the irrigation of First Turn Wet Crops (paddy) from tomorrow evening.

Because of the release of water, 2,07,000 acres of land in LBP ayacut would be benefited and already the farmers have started their agricultural operation. It is expected that the water would be allowed till December 15.

It is also expected that Mr. Karthikeyan, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Minister, P.C. Ramasamy, and MLAs of the Erode district will participate in the water release function.

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