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Pudukottai to ask for more Cauvery water from Thanjavur

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Thanjavur Collector to be briefed about the situation Move to help farmers located in tail-end areas

PUDUKOTTAI: The district administration has decided to consult the Thanjavur Collector for ensuring additional supply of Cauvery water to benefit the farmers of tail-end areas in Pudukottai district.

An official from the Public Works Department will oversee the realisation of waters in Pudukottai, the Collector, R. Thiagarajan, said speaking at the Mass Contact Day programme held at Arasarkulam village in Aranthangi taluk near here on Wednesday.

The Collector said that a minimum of 550 cusecs should be released through Merpanaikadu canal, one of the supply channels from the Mettur, for facilitating an assured realisation at the Arasarkulam tank in the village.

The tank, in turn, would irrigate fields in the tail-end parts of the district, he added.

The district administration would soon contact the Thanjavur Collector, M. Veera Shanmugha Moni, in this regard and impress upon him the need for sharing Cauvery waters to benefit the Pudukottai farmers also, he said.

The Collector also assured the farmers that an Executive Engineer from the PWD would supervise the actual realisation of waters at Arasarkual tank.

Low awareness of `one-touch kiosk'

Mr. Thiagarajan said the land records in the district have been computerised to ensure accuracy and expeditious despatch of `chitta', `adangal' and `patta' details in the district.

Hitherto, the issuance of these records remained a time-consuming process, caused more inconvenience to the farmers. But, the `one-touch kiosk' provided all the required certificates within a few minutes on the spot. A good number of petitions were received on the occasion which pertained to effecting name-transfer in pattas,

The Collector pointed out that farmers were yet to be aware of the facility available at all Taluk Offices in the district.

The Collector said the district administration has been implementing an intensive programme to provide individual toilets in all dwellings. He sought villagers' co-operation to have individual toilets at their residences.

Earlier, the Collector gave away various governmental assistance to the tune of Rs. 1.65 lakhs to 42 persons. Orders for name transfer in patta were issued to eight persons on the occasion. A person belonging to the backward community got a cheque for Rs. 75,000 sanctioned under the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Economic Development Corporation, for operating cable TV. The Aranthangi MLA, B. Arasan, District panchayat president, Vanishri Kumararaja and the Project Officer, DRDA, M. Madasamy were present.

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