Create more water storage points: CM

Chief Minister MK Stalin has advised officials of the State Water Resources Department to prioritise development of new water bodies to augment the water capacity of Tamil Nadu.
Create more water storage points: CM
Stalin and Duraimurugan with senior officials at the meeting


Chairing a review of the Department’s projects, Stalin on Saturday asked the officials to give priority to developing new water bodies, especially construction of check dams to augment the water capacity of the state and desilting water bodies in the interest of farmers. 
Asking officials to construct water storage facilities, mainly check dams, the CM also asked officials to desilt and renovate water bodies to increase their capacity. 
Stalin also reviewed the special desilting projects executed in Cauvery delta districts, Athikadavu - Avinashi, Mettur - Sarabanga irrigation projects and groundwater recharge projects apart from repair, renovation and restoration works. World Bank funded Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation project and Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Projects, Karumeniyaru - Nambiyar interlinking were also taken up for review during the meeting attended by Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan and Chief Secretary Iraianbu.

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