A petition was filed at the Erode Collector’s Office on behalf of the Uzhavan Magan Farmers’ Association under the chairmanship of its Secretary C. Manikandan, urging the officials to release the water to the Kalingarayan irrigation area till April 20.
The water was released from LBP dam from Jan. 7 to March 7 for paddy cultivation.
In some places the crops that are in harvest stage need water.
But, water release was stopped. To save the crops, water release till April 20 is must, the ryots pleaded.