A group led by the CM had visited Iranaimadhu Tank area and inspected the renovation work in progress and the factors blocking the progress of work.
The CM who visited Iranaimadu yesterday evening received an updating of work in progress and the factors blocking its progress from the officials of Irrigation Department. Later he visited the work site, and learned from the Irrigation Department Officials regarding the progress of work and blockades for it and went directly to the Tank and observed the situations there.
In a context where the development work of the Tank is in progress, there were several hindrances posed by three departments working under the Centre, namely, Forest Department, Department of Mineral sands and Department of Archeology for mining sand in the catchment area of the Tank. This was taken to attention of the President and immediate permission was obtained from the President.
While requesting the officials to contact him whenever they are confronted with this type of problems, he also said that, he will form a High Level Committee which will contact various Departments, Ministries and the Government and solve such problems.
Ministers Ainkaranesan, Kurukularajah, MP, Sitharthan, NPC members,NPC Leader of the Opposition, Thavarasa, NPC members, Ariyaratnam, Sivajilingam, Thavanathan, GA, Mullaitheevu, Rupawathy Ketheeswaran, Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, officials of the Irrigation Department, and Farmers participated in this visit.