CM orders release of water from Periyar Dam

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Chennai, June 14:
For the benefit of the farmers carrying out the first-crop of paddy cultivation and also to make supply of drinking water to the people of Theni, Uthamapalayam and Bodinaickanur, Chief Minister Edapadi K.Palaniswami today ordered to release water from the Periyar Dam from June 17.
Following the requests of several farmers, the Chief Minister has passed the orders to release water for 120 days due to which more than 14,707 acres of agriculture land will receive water for irrigation.
The Chief Minister has requested the farmers and the public to spend water judiciously.