Rainwater harvesting system soon in all TN temples
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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.


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

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