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Akkaraipattu Irrigation and drainage channel renovation project launched

Main channel deepening and desilting rehabilitation programme underway in Akkaraipattu.
Main channel deepening and desilting rehabilitation programme underway in Akkaraipattu.

The Irrigation and drainage channel renovation projects are being implemented in the Akkaraipattu Irrigation Region. The cost of the project is Rs. 5 million, Akkaraipattu Region In-charge Irrigation Engineer T. Mayooran said.

The main channel deepening and desilting rehabilitation programme is underway. The Kalawatiya drainage channel, RB 31 drainage channel, Neethai river, KLBC, VATTAVAIKAL, VRBC, SKBC, THOOPIYANKUDA drainage channel and TABC are benefited under this programme. The Irrigation department launched renovation projects at Illukuchenai, Akkaraipattu, Deegawapi and Veerayadi irrigation units in the Akkaraipattu Irrigation Region, Mayooran said. Thousands of farmers in the region would benefit from these channel renovation programme, he said. The Karadikulam and Padarakal Irrigation Tanks in Addalaichenai DS division renovation project was completed under the ‘Climate Resilience Improvement Project’, said Mayooran. Rs. 10 million was spent for reconstruction of these tanks. Over 750 acres of paddy lands could be cultivated during both Yala and Maha seasons, he said.

The irrigation difficulties of farmers have to sustain heavy damages to crops. Now the farmers are very happy and they express their gratitude to the present Government and government officials, said Mayooran. 


 

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