All water sources have dried up and this is the best time to renovate them in order to avoid spending large amounts. The Agricultural Organizations of the North has insisted as above.
We have already request to de-silt the dried up water sources and strengthen their bunds. There are instances when our requests are rejected saying they will need much money. Small tanks are remaining without de-silting and removing filled up earth. Expenditures will be high if this tasks are undertaken after the water sources start to fill up with water. But the sources are dried up and with Backhoe machines each tank could be cleaned up in three days.
If the funds are arranged soon more 100 tanks could be renovated they said. Further, they said that if small tanks in Vanni are renovated it will help to store lot of water that are being wasted and thereby raise the living conditions of the farmers as well as providing a base water source to maintain the water levels in the wells around them, they said.