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Water level in Derjang project slides down

 ANGUL:Derjang irrigation project which is supplying water to Angul municipality and provides irrigation water to the farmers of three blocks  will stop providing canal water to farmers  within ten days if the current dry spell continued, 

According to Purna Chandra Ratha,the executive engineer of  Derjang project,there is 4.5 meter less waterlevel in the project as contrary to normal 147.5 meter.He said  water from the project go to Angul municipality for drinking water supply and to meet the irrigation needs of the farmers of Angul,,Banarpl and Talcher blocks. 

Due to deficit rainfall this year which caused reduction of water level in the project the project authorities are providing water to the farmers on rotation basis.Farmers in these three blocks were dependent on the project water will be in deep trouble after ten days whenthe project authorities will stop supply for of water for irrigation.




 In the meantime,Ratha has clarified that though the project will stop supplying water for irrigation purposes ,water supply for drinking purpose will continue. “we are supplying .9 hectare meters water from our project for the drinking water purpose of the Angul municipality.If there will be no rain in that scenario we may stop water for irrigation purposes but not for drinking water puroses. We will continue to supply waterto Angul municipality without ny hindrance”,said Ratha. 

He dispelled fears among some water that water supply may be stopped to Angul in case of no deficit rain in this year..

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