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Friday 13 December 2019
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Fresh water wells in Ampalaperumal Kulam in Mulaitheevu District turning saline

Fresh water wells in Ampalaperumal Kulam in Mulaitheevu District turning saline

The people of the Ampalapperumal Kulam have reported that due to seepage of saline water into the village is turning the waters of fresh water wells in the village into saline waters and the trees have started to die due to the same reason.

110 families are living in this village which was created in 1968. These families are solely dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The farmers from this village say that this seepage of saline water will destroy their agriculture in the future. l

Ampalapperumal Kulam and Ampalavan Sinnakkaddu kulam are found to be the lifeline of agricultural activities of the village.

As from 2009, relevant officials had been continuously informed by the villager with no avail. The villagers request the Mulaitheevu District Secretariat, Thunnukkai Divisional Secretariat and Grama Officer of the Ampalapperumal Kulam should take action to construct anti-salination dikes and to make soil testing and to provide the results of the tests to people.


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