Farmers urge govt to release water in Cauvery for weeding

  • | Friday | 9th November, 2018

Without water, weeding would become tough. So, water should be released in Cauvery for a brief period,” he said.Following indiscriminate sand mining on the riverbeds of both Cauvery as well as the Kollidam rivers, the entire stretch has gone deeper.Despite huge quantum of water released in Cauvery, the water could not reach even the ‘A’ channels. However, the PWD authorities had already stopped releasing water from the Stanley reservoir. To execute the process the field should have a considerable level of water. Thanjavur: Farmers from the district have appealed to the government to release 25,000 cusecs water in Cauvery river from Stanley reservoir as they are preparing to weed out the samba crop.In a representation to the additional secretary of public works department (PWD), M Balaji, who is in-charge of irrigation in the delta districts, secretary of Thanjavur District Cauvery Farmers Protection Association, Swamimalai R Vimalnathan stated that farmers in delta district had raised samba paddy crops with the hope that they would get Cauvery water till the harvest.“Though farmers are irrigating their fields judiciously, it is now time to commence the weeding process.

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