Rainwater harvesting system soon in all TN temples

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:24

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
Chandrakumar said.

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
various projects.

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.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:24

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