Chief Minister Jayalalithaa orders release of water from Periyar Dam

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today ordered the release of water from the Periyar dam for irrigation purposes from tomorrow.

In a statement here, she said she has received requests from farmers to release water from the dam for irrigation purposes in Theni district.

”Accepting their request and also to meet the drinking water needs of Theni and Madurai districts, I have ordered to release water from Periyar dam for 120 days from tomorrow”, she added.

Ms. Jayalalithaa this would benefit 14,407 acres of agriculture lands.