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Wednesday 17 January 2018
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Area people request that Kilinochchi/Puluthiyaru Lift- Irrigation Scheme be re-commenced

Area people request that Kilinochchi/Puluthiyaru Lift- Irrigation Scheme be re-commenced

Action should be taken by relevant factions to re-commence the Puluthyaru Lift-Irrigation scheme constructed at Mayavanoor Kilinochchi, the area people have requested.

Mayavanoor village comes under Karaichchi Divisional Secretary’s area of the Kilinochchi District. In a context where the people of Mayavanoor undertaking agriculture as their livelihood, A lift Irrigation scheme was constructed during the period of former NPC Minister of Agricultural, P.Ainkaranesan and was declared open by the CM, C.V.Wigneswaran on 23rd January 2015.

Although water was issued to the farmers at the start , it is not being done on a regular basis, they said. They expressed concern that their livelihood is being affected.

One farmer commenting on this said, water was issued for a few days after the inauguration of the scheme. Later it was stopped. Afterwards it was not done continuously. They issued water intermittently blaming the non-availability of electricity.

Our paddy fields are ready to plough and sow paddy .  But, we are unable to do anything, due to the non-availability of water and the failure of rains. They requested that the electricity supply should be made available here so as to improve the livelihood of the farmers here, he said.


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