Farmers oppose Pillur III project

A gaggle of farmers have adverse the Pillur III water augmentation project alleging that the project would destroy the prevailing 16 water schemes in rural portions of the district.
According to TT Rangasamy of Bhavani River Water and Groundwater Protection Committee, 106MLD of water is tapped from Pillur and Bhavani Sagar reservoirs to provide drinking water to areas in and beneath Mettupalayam, together with Nellithurai, Karamadai, Thondamuthur, Vadavalli and Annur, below the 16 water schemes.

If the district management faucets water in such a bulk quantity in the upper move, it will affect the water schemes in the lower move, he said.

Rangasamy said, “To provide water to the entire areas without any scarcity, a minimum of 70 cusecs of water will have to go with the flow in river Bhavani and its tributary river Moyar. But as according to the knowledge, the river contained much lower than 70 cusecs of water in a minimum of 55% of days in the remaining two years. When we do not need enough water, how will the projects grow to be a hit.”

He said the farmers are not opposing the entire project however the path which were selected to execute it.

Instead of tapping water at Samayapuram, if water is tapped at Pudukadu village which is beneath Sirumugai, then it's going to not affect the prevailing water schemes, he said, adding that from Pudukadu, water might be taken thru Saravanampatti to Vilankurichi the place TWAD has its master tank.

By executing this, both the general public at city limit and rural portions would receive advantages. In this fashion, the district management should spend a little more as some land which they need to gain falls below urban limit, he added.

Another villager N Sundarrajan said officers are not accomplishing any talks with the villagers and they don't even know whom to touch for any rationalization.

“Part of my land was marked to lay pipelines, but till date I have not received any notice, or any legitimate contacted me regarding the acquisition,” he added.

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