High level Central technical team to visit Cauvery delta region today

New Delhi, [India], Oct 10 : A high level central technical team led by Central Water Commission chairman G.

S. Jha will visit delta regions of Tamil Nadu today. The Commission chairman visit delta regions of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam. The team yesterday visited Mettur Dam and Bhavani Sagar Dams. According to reports, the central team had a discussions with Tiruchirapalli district collector K.S. Palanisamy and other PWD officials last night. Tiruchi farmers had earlier submitted a petition regarding how they have lost Kuruvai and depend only on one crop now.

The delta farmers of Thanjavur Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam will urge the central team to release adequate Cauvery water to save their samba crops.

The team will visit Kallanai, Cauvery delta tail end regions including Tirupoondi , Sathiakudi ,Velankanni.

The central technical team had already visited Cauvery basin dams in Karnataka and Mettur, Bhavani Sagar dams.

The team has collected water storage, inflow, outflow details in dams and will be getting more information about water needs for irrigation.

Source: ANI