Chennai: In an attempt to conserve water in Tamil Nadu’s Vaigai dam, Tamil Nadu Co-operatives Minister Sellur Raju had a creative idea of setting afloat sheets of thermocol taped together on the Vaigai dam to prevent the water from evaporating.
Sheets of thermocol worth Rs 10 lakh was used to cover an area of 10 square kilometers.
The plan was to hire many coracles, take the sheets on it, stick them together with tapes and let it float atop the river and the plan was approved by the ministers and two district collectors.
96 million plastic balls of accurate shapes were made to flow which could avoid accumulating on the shore.
Notably, as thermocol plan has failed, Sellur Raju has decided to float rubber balls and people are waiting eagerly to see how that would turn out.