Five major irrigation tanks in NorthEast to be renovated
[TamilNet, Monday, 08 August 2005, 16:56 GMT]
World Bank funded the North East Integrated Agricultural Programme (NEIAP)
2 has allocated about 16 million rupees to renovate five major tanks in the
districts of Mannar, Killinochchi, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Amparai
bringing a total of about 37,749 hectares of land under paddy for both
seasons and the beneficiaries will be about 30,811 farming families, NEIAP
Iranaimadukulam in Killinochchi district is to renovated at a cost of about
10 million rupees to bring about 8921 hectares under paddy cultivation in both seasons, Maha and Yala. About 9118 agricultural families will benefit under the project.
Allai tank irrigation project in Trincomalee district will be rehabilitated
at a cost of about 2 million rupees thus bringing 7031 hectares under cultivation, benefiting about 10 thousand families.
Kattukaraikulam in Mannar district will be rehabilitated at a cost of one
million rupees enabling about 6550 farmer families to do paddy cultivation
both seasons in about 9984 hectares.
Urukamam Tank in Batticaloa district will be rehabilitated at a cost of
about 2 million rupees. This will provide irrigation facilities to about
3,800 families to bring about 3888 hectare under paddy both seasons,
Karavahukulam in Amparai district is to be renovated at a cost of about one
million rupees bringing 1923 hectares under irrigation and beneficiaries
will be about 1343 families, sources said.
Iranaimadukulam in Killinochchi district would come under the
administration of the North East Provincial Council and the balance tanks
under the central government, NEIAP sources said.