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Residents want rejuvenation of Sadhuperi and Otteri

Members of residents’ welfare associations, non-governmental organisations, have appealed to the Water Resources Department officials to rejuvenate Sadhuperi and Otteri, located on the outskirts of Vellore city.

These two lakes had perennial storage with water flowing from neighbouring hilly terrains and served as major irrigation sources. With a decrease in the extent of agricultural lands, these water bodies became drinking water sources for the residential colonies under the municipal corporation limits.

Volunteers pointed out that the Otteri lake has completely dried up and there were small patches of water left in Sadhuperi. Local residents used the water for fishing and ...

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