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Cascading tank system renovations to begin

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By ITN News Editor September 15, 2018 19:10

Cascading tank system renovations to begin

The program to renovate cascading tank system and irrigation canals will commence on the 21st of this month near Nabadagasdigiliya Tank in Anuradhapura. The national ceremony in this regard will be held under the patronage of President Maithrepala Sirisena.The renovations to 1000 cascading tanks, under the direction of President Maithrepala Sirisena, will begin near Mahavilachchiya, Nabadagasdigiliya tank. The last tank of the Mahavilachchiya cascading tank system is Nabadagasdigiliya tank.

Eight tanks of the cascading tank system and the canal system connected to it is scheduled to be renovated to coincide with this work. One of the main objectives of this program is to collect water needed by farm lands to implement national food production program. After the renovations to the tank system it will become possible to cultivate 580 acres of paddy which cannot be cultivated at present due to the shortage of water.982 farmer families are receiving benefits at present and another 982 of them will be benefited once the project is completed.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 15, 2018 19:10
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