Desilting and Restoration of Kothavachery Tank in KurinjipadiTaluk

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By Sarkaritel October 12, 2019 07:02


NLCIL spends more than 75% of NLCIL CSR funds for Social Welfare Works in Cuddalore District – Shri R. Vikraman, Dir/HR/NLCIL.

The works for desilting the Kothavachery Tank in KurinjipadiTaluk of Cuddalore District were inaugurated by Shri R. Vikraman, Director (HR), NLCIL, on 10.10.2019. Speaking on the occasion, he informed that NLC India Limited is allocating three fourth of its CSR funds for various Community Development works in Cuddalore District.

The Kothavachery Tank, created 113 years back by the British, is situated in KurinjipadiTaluk and is the biggest Water body in the Taluk, spread over 166 acres catering to the agricultural needs of 354 hectares of farm lands.  It may be noted that around 2500 farmers benefit through this Tank.

Acting on the requests of the local MLA, Shri M.R.K. Panneerselvam and recommended by the Cuddalore District Administration, the NLCIL management allocated Rs.3.08 crores for desilting the Kothavachery Tank. The work, undertaken through the CSR Department, envisages deepening of the Tank by digging up  1crore 90 lakhs cubic feet of earth and raising the height of the banks using the excavated soil which will also strengthen the banks further.  It has also been decided to repair/replace the sluice gates and shutters wherever necessary.

Speaking after inaugurating the desilting works, Shri R. Vikraman, Director/HR, NLCIL informed that NLCIL had spent several crores of Rupees to desilt and deepen water bodies located in Cuddalore district in the last 5 years. Because of this, a huge quantity of water flowing into the sea was saved and retained in the lakes/ponds/water bodies he said, pointing out that 75% of CSR funds were being utilized for Community Development initiatives within Cuddalore District.

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By Sarkaritel October 12, 2019 07:02