Madurai: Rain water harvesting systems would
be incorporated in all temples in Tamil Nadu so that they
would be recharged in the ongoing monsoon, according to a top
official of the Hindu Religious And Charitable Endowments.
Encroachments on channels which traditionally supply water
to the tanks would also be removed, HR & CE Commissioner J
Speaking to reporters after inspecting the Mariamman tank
of Meenakshi temple here last evening, he said orders had been
given to block new channels. There are plans to lay a separate
pipeline to bring Vaigai river water to Teppakulam tank in the
temple in collaboration with Madurai Corporation, he said.
Chandrakumar inspected various HR&CE projects underway at
Meenakshi temple, Tirupparankundram and Alagarkoil temples
after which he visited Virudhunagar and Sivaganga districts
and held a review meeting with officials to assess progress of
He was satisfied with progress of work in Madurai and said
60 per cent of the eco-park work at Tirupparankundram is over
and the remaining work would be completed in three months.
The Tourism Department funded park Rs 3.87 crore projects
involve establishing a musical fountain, landscaping, an
open-air theatre, waiting halls and car parking.
Efforts are on to remove encroachments from a channel in
Nilaiyur, which supplies water to Subramniaswamy Temple Teppam
at Tiruprankunram after which it would receive copious water
supply, he said.