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Orathupalayam panel's interim report on May 20

Staff Reporter

ERODE: The six-member panel visiting Orathupalayam will submit its interim report to Madras High Court on May 20.

Speaking to mediapersons on Friday, the Engineer-in-Chief (Rtd), S. Sivaraman, who is also the panel chief, said that the team had collected samples of water and soil from the Orathupalayam reservoir and nearby villages. They had visited five villages and found that wells and borewells in the area were contaminated, he said.

He said that the panel was aware that effluents discharged into the Noyyal from Tirupur was flowing into the Orathupalayam reservoir, affecting the entire area. The TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level in the reservoir was high and to avoid delay in settling the issue, the team would submit a detailed final report within the period stipulated by Madras High Court. "At present there is no danger to the reservoir," Mr. Sivaraman said. The team was aware that the Orathupalayam reservoir would soon overflow. But already Madras High Court granted permission to the Erode Collector to release water from the reservoir. The Committee members received several memoranda from various farmers' organisations.

Compensation soon

The Collector, D. Karthikeyan, said that already the Loss of Ecology Authority headed by Justice P. Baskaran had ordered the 777 dyeing units in Tirupur and 16 textile dyers of Erode district to pay a compensation of Rs. 29,47,80,000 to 28,944 farmers (2,018 in Coimbatore, 13,316 in Erode district and 13,610 in Karur district).

The amount was being collected in instalments from the textile dyers and within four months the first instalment would be given to farmers.

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