Tamil Nadu Revives Ancient Community De-Silting Of Lakes, Tanks

CHENNAI:  The Tamil Nadu government today revived a traditional water resource management system involving public in the state's worst drought in more than a century.

The government has taken the initiative to revive the 'Kudimaramathu' tradition that involves engaging farmers and local people to de-silt and look after tanks and ponds with a budget of R

K Sundaram, a small farmer at Manimangalam in Kancheepuram district, who has joined the initiative says that it will ensure proper supply of water for irrigation. "This will help store more water in lakes, and this will in turn help us get more water for irrigation, which means more crop," he said.

'Kudimaramathu' is a practice where farmers have to remove weeds and deepen the lake to ensure proper supply of water for irrigation.

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