Tillari canal water flows into State again


Water from the Tillari canal finally reached Goa on Thursday after a gap of about 46 days.
While the water will be welcomed by many farmers from Wadawal, Sal, Nanora, Dodamarg and surrounding areas, other farmers complained that the water had arrived a little too late as their plantations had dried up due to non-availability.
 It may be recalled that the Maharashtra government had released water to Goa last week but in small quantities and it did not reach Goa till Wednesday. 
The water will now be supplied to farms in Bicholim taluka and the Assonora water treatment plant from Friday.
Tillari Canal official Dhiraj Sale said the water will be supplied in full capacity by Friday after an inspection of the canal has been completed.
The main canal, which supplies water to farmers in North Goa had breached at Sateli-Bhedshi, Maharashtra in February with muddy waters gushing into fields and damaging plantations and crops. The breach had created panic among the farmers in Bicholim, Pernem and Bardez talukas.  [H]