Revenue officials have retrieved two acres of land that used to be an oorani at Pillaiyarkulam in Srivilliputtur taluk.

Work on restoration of Perumal oorani on the site where a lot of trees have been grown started on Saturday. “We are planning to desilt the oorani by sparing the trees in a month,” Sivakasi Sub-Collector C. Dinesh Kumar said.

Last month, the officials inspected house site plots given to transgenders in the village. During inspection, the officials found a huge farm along a new layout for residential plots. “Enquiries revealed that some people had filled up the Perumal oorani and trees had been grown there,” the Sub-Collector said.

After issuing notice to the encroacher, the process for retrieving the oorani was set in motion. Earthmovers have been deployed to desilt the oorani.



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