MDMK stages demonstration

The youth wing of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) staged a demonstration near a damaged check dam in Kurumbapalayam here on Sunday urging the government to chalk out a detailed plan to renovate all the water bodies.

V. Eswaran, State Youth Wing secretary of the party, said the government should take a cue from Mission Kakatiya programme of Telugu Desam Government in the restoration of water bodies involving the civil society. There were 39,202 water bodies including dams, lakes and ponds in the State. Majority of them were not renovated for many years. Due to this, their water holding capacity was reduced abnormally, he said.

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