Hour after release, water to LBP canal stopped
The New Indian Express|August 17, 2023
Modernisation works of the canal cited as reason; distraught farmers demand chief minister's intervention
P SRINIVASAN
Hour after release, water to LBP canal stopped

RELEASE of water from the Lower Bhavani Dam into LBP canal for irrigation, which happened on the scheduled date of August 15, was stopped after an hour leaving farmers distraught. They have appealed to the chief minister to intervene in the matter: Sources said water discharge was stopped as the modernisation work in the canal is still going on.

KV Ponnaiyan, secretary of Lower Bhavani Ayakkattu Land Owners Association, said, "Since 1956, water has been released for irrigation into the canal on time, and not once was it stopped abruptly. The WRD officials have deceived the farmers and public."

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