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Monday, 02 July 2012 - 10:22
Old irrigation systems to be revived to fight drought
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The Committee on Emergency Drought Relief appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to help farmer communities affected by the prevailing drought is to revive the old and dilapidated irrigation systems, canals and tanks in the drought-affected districts, apart from providing necessary compensation to farmers.

Agrarian Services and Wildlife Minister S M Chandrasena said that the Committee has sent equipment needed to restore those dilapidated tanks and canals following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s instructions to rehabilitate them for the future use of agriculture.

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