Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Plans afoot to rehabilitate northern tanks

(DN)The Irrigation Department is in the process of drafting a masterplan to rehabilitate two partly abandoned major irrigation tanks in the Northern Province spending Rs. 635 million on the instructions of Ports, Aviation and Irrigation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa.

The Government is moving ahead expeditiously to resettle the displaced families in their original places of living. Since the majority of the community displaced in the North are farmers producing paddy and agriculture-based products, the Government has planned to rehabilitate the identified irrigation tanks to cater to water needs of those farmers in the North, the sources said.Full text