Iranamadu Water Tank: Excessive cultivation destroyed

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 08:08 GMT, Jun 1, 2017 |

The excess cultivation under the Iranaimadu water tank has been destroyed as the tank consists of water that can be supplied only for 850 acres of cultivation for this season and it was approved only for the 850 acres.

Accordingly, 280 acres of excessive cultivation has been destroyed under the observation of officials of agricultural department, engineer of the Iranaimadu tank and police as it was decided in the development committee meeting.

The Northern Province has been affected by the drought severely and it is an effect of such lack of rain fall during the monsoon season.

Cultivation is one of the main livelihoods in the Northern Province. Kilinochchi district which has many water tanks, an agricultural area with thousands of acres of paddy field.