Staff Reporter

NAMAKKAL: The district administration has launched a campaign to create awareness among people on the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water Bodies Restoration and Management Project.

Project

Flagging off the publicity vehicle here recently, Collector U. Sagayam said the State Government was implementing the World Bank-funded project in the Swethanadhi sub basin covering Salem, Namakkal and Perambalur districts.

The project is aimed at increasing the agriculture productivity by modernising irrigation infrastructure, improving irrigation service delivery including adaptation of modern water-saving irrigation technologies and agriculture practices, agriculture intensification and diversification, enhancing market access and agri-business opportunities, and strengthening institutions and instruments dealing with water resources management.

The project would also help farmers in the selected area to augment their income through sustainable agriculture practices.

Implementation

A total of eight line departments were involved in the implementation of the project.

Water resources were created to cover over 300 hectares of land in the district under the project. Three water user associations were also established in the district.

Joint Director of Agriculture Durai and senior officials were present.

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