They also demanded release of some water in irrigation canals from Upper Anicut to meet the drinking water requirements of cattle.
“The PWD has stored some water at the Upper Anicut, but has shut the shutters tight preventing seepage.
With no water release from Mettur Dam, farmers were facing shortage of water for their cattle, he said and demanded that the PWD authorities allow seepage of water through the shutters of the Upper Anicut (Mukkombu) into Ayyan, Pullampadi and Peruvalai canals.
The thin flow of water seeping through the shutters will be enough to meet the requirements of the cattle in the locality,” Mr. Ayyakannu claimed.
PWD officials persuaded the agitators to withdraw the stir assuring them that their demand would be considered.