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India - Agriculture - Corrosion of Barrage Shutters, a big concern for farmers in Cauvery Delta Districts, Tamilnadu. Waste water released into the Cauvery has worsen the situation

Corrosion of Barrage Shutters, a big concern for farmers in Cauvery Delta Districts, Tamilnadu. Waste water released by the dying units into the Cauvery worsen the situation.


TRICHY: Farmers in delta districts are disappointed over the dry-Cauvery river. But the dryness has helped the public works department (PWD) to take up refurbishing rehabilitation works on corroded shutters of the barrage at Upper Anaicut (Mukkombu) in Trichy. The waste water containing chemicals released from dying units in Karur to the river is said to be one of the major reasons for corrosion.

The second phase of refurbishing works on 26 of the total 41 shutters on the barrage began in February this year. The work is taken up with a Rs 4.5 crore loan from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

The barrage had been constructed in Mukkombu, where the River Kollidam branches out from Cauvery river, to store excess water for irrigation in 1977. Since then, no repair works were conducted. A PWD official said, "Though, there are many reasons, including the years, for corrosion of the shutters, the waste water released from the dying units in Karur district into the Cauvery river has worsens the condition of the shutters wreaked havoc to the shutters. Such chemical water corroded the bottom portion of the shutters in the long run. Hence, water-leakage takes place."

Article Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-05-20/madurai/39392387_1_shutters-waste-water-second-phase

Publication Date: 20 May 2013

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