Irrigation project to make more water available to farmers

The Agricultural Society has started work on an irrigation project that helps make more water available to farmers, in the face of a harsh dry season that threatens to affect food prices.

The Orange Grove Agricultural Project is a joint venture between the society and the Ministry of Works.

President of the Agricultural Society, Dhanoo Sookoo, has said while the Ministry of Works provided the infrastructure, much of the project which began in January has been financed by farmers.

They've paid $1000 a month and raised over $91,000 so far for the project, which they say has improved irrigation in the farmlands.

However, with the rainy season approaching, Sookoo is calling for further government involvement.

- by Peter Christopher

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