The quantum of water being released from the Mettur dam for ‘kuruvai’ crop cultivation was reduced to 5,000 cubic feet per second (cusecs) after the Delta districts started receiving heavy southwest monsoon showers.
Chief Minister M K Stalin today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting his intervention to ‘correct the imbalance’ in the Covid-19 vaccine allocation for Tamilnadu, and make a special allotment of one crore doses.
With Covid-19 cases steadily coming down, the academic community and managements of educational institutions in Tamilnadu are waiting for the government’s nod to reopen schools and colleges in the State.
Amid warnings over a third wave, India saw a big jump in daily Covid deaths as Madhya Pradesh revised its official data and logged 1,478 deaths, taking India’s count to 2,020. But the country’s daily rise in fresh cases is the lowest in four months.