Haryana gives aid to farmers for water saving techniques

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Chandigarh, Sep 16 (UNI) In order to encourage farmers to adopt different water saving techniques, Haryana Agriculture Department has decided to give them assistance to lay underground pipeline system, installation of sprinkle irrigation system and construction of tanks.

An official spokesman said the groundwater in most parts of the state was brackish which was unfit for irrigating the field crops but could be used effectively by mixing fresh water available in tanks. Sprinkle and drip irrigation could also be used for this purpose.

He said the state government had implemented the 'Water Saving Technologies' scheme and had earmarked a sum of Rs 2.25 crore to help the farmers to adopt such advanced practices for the effective use of brackish water mixed with fresh water to irrigate their crops.

Assistance was being provided to the farmers to effectively use the brackish water by mixing fresh water through canals in the tank.

Similarly, farmers were also provided assistance to lay underground pipeline system and sprinkle irrigation system.

A sum of Rs eight crore had been earmarked for the implementation of this scheme during the current financial year.

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