Coimbatore: Farmers are happy as water was released from Bhavanisagar dam into Kalingarayan canal to carry out farming activities in 15,743 acre.
According to the news report published in Thehindu.com, farmers in Erode, Modakkurichi and Kodumudi talukas will receive water through the canal from July 21 to November 27 as per the government order. The water was released into the canal from the dam on Wednesday and it reached Kodiveri anicut and later to Kalingarayan anicut at Bhavani. The farmers and the officials of the Water Resources Department opened the sluices at the anicut releasing water into the canal.
Farmers said that turmeric would be cultivated in over 60% of the ayacut areas while sugarcane would be cultivated in less than 10% of the ayacut areas.
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