Funds insufficient to repair Vanni irrigation tanks - Engineer

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 June 2003, 11:16 GMT]
Muttaiyankattu Irrigation Engineer, S. Shanmugarajah, said that funds allocated for repair of several irrigation tanks in Vanni are insufficient and urgent assistance is required to rehabilitate the tanks for safe operation, local reports said.

Current allocations for the different Vanni tanks are:
  • Thannimurippu Irrigation Tank - Rs.1,350,000
  • Muttaiyankattu Irrigation Tank - Rs. 900,000
  • Visuvamadu Irrigation Tank - Rs. 700,000
  • Kanukerni Irrigation Tank - Rs. 600,000


Mr. Shanmugarajah appealed to the authorities to obtain additional funds so that proper repairs can be carried out to obtain maximum benefit from the tanks for irrigation. He added that strong bunds are an absolute necessity to minimize breach to prevent flooding of surrounding communities.

 

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