Madurai, Oct 15: It has finally rained in the Periyar-Vaigai basin. It has helped the paddy farmers in their initial phase of agricultural activities. With harvest of the first crop of the double crop area almost over, the rain had no adverse impact in the farming sector, G Natarajan, Deputy Director of Agriculture (Madurai district), said.
Though the present spell of rain has not brought any significant flow into the two dams, it has helped the PWD officials to reduce the discharge for irrigation from the Vaigai dam. “The wet sub-soil has helped the officials to save water in the reservoirs," Mr. Natarajan said.