Tamil Nadu minister tries to cover water with thermocol sheets to stop evaporation

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Chennai : In a bizarre incident, Tamil Nadu Minister for cooperatives Sellur K Raju has got an unconventional way to try and cut water loss due to evaporation in Vaigai dam. The PWD officials are trying to cover a small portion of it with thermocol sheets came unstuck when parts of it were swept away by strong winds.

The minister later held discussions with PWD experts on ways to overcome the problem of wind and water flow, which led to the sheets drifting in various directions.

Water from the Vaigai dam flows through six water starved districts of south Tamil Nadu including Madurai, sivaganga, ramanathpuram theni and dindigul districts. On this technique, Raju merely said the thermocol covering technology was received from a source.


Journalists, who were part of the team taken to the spot to demonstrate the 'technology', found there were not enough sheets to cover the water. The attempt to spread the sheet at different water levels also did not serve the purpose.