E1M1 21 03 2019

The ceremony to commission the Lift Irrigation Scheme in Kaluthavalai area in Batticaloa District was held on 15th March 2019 .This scheme was constructed utilizing Rs 10.0 Mn made available under Irrigation Sector Development in Province Specific Development Grant of Eastern Province. The overall objective of this development intervention is to create an enabling environment to promote the sustainable use of available water resources to agriculture development leading to balanced socio economic development of this region. It is envisaged a total of 450 acres of paddy land could be brought under cultivation in both Maha and Yala cultivation season through supplementary irrigation while high value crops could be cultivated utilizing the irrigation water made available under this scheme.

Mr K. Sivanathan Secretary Ministry of Agriculture graced the function as Chief Guest while EngS.Thilagarajah Provincial Director Department of Irrigation,Mrs V. Sivapriya Divisional Secretary Manmunai South Eruvilpattu,Officials of Department of Irrigation,Representatives of Farmer Organizations and a large no of farmers participated in it.























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