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New strategy to divert water to tanks

Aug 23, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Attention has been focused on designing a metholodogy to divert water to the tanks situated close to the boundary of Mahaweli ‘H’ area, Irrigation and Water Management Deputy Minister S M Chandrasena said. He said there is a possibility of feeding large-scale tanks in the Nochchiyagama region by making the spilling water of the tanks through irrigational channelling system. The Deputy Minister was speaking while on an official observation tour to review the proposed development plan to rehabilitate a number of medium scale tanks in Nochchiyagama area such as Ralapanawa, Mahalindawewa and Ronorawa Horiwila. He pointed out that such a colossal sum was being allocated for the venture on par with Mahinda Chintana to empower the farmer community.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/24/news19.asp