49 tanks found under Mulaitheevu Pandiyankulam Agricultural Service Centre have been taken under the Forest Department classified as abandoned tanks.
The development activities of irrigation tanks found in agricultural Villages have been undertaken and agricultural activities are undertaken under them now. Especially around 40 tanks including Kompuvaitha Kulan, Moonru Murippu Kulam,Veerappirayar Kulam, Ilamaruthanar Kulam, Siraddi Kulam have been developed and agricultural activities under them.
However nearly 49 tanks are found to be abandoned tanks, in this area. There were around 93 tanks under this Agriculture Service Centre but only 44 tanks are found to be in use.
The other 49 tanks are found to be abandoned and being acquired by the Forest Department.
Several factions have requested that these tanks be renovated and the lands under them be distributed to the people.