Rain guns to wet agriculture lands

Published: 28th August 2016 04:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2016 04:16 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: While taking stock of agriculture works, irrigation water resources and the rainfall this season to date in the State, the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu stressed the importance of using every drop of water should be accounted for and used efficiently and that a real-time water auditing system will be set up in the State.

Rain.jpgThe Chief Minister directed officials concerned to utilise technology to save crops.

He said drought is more dangerous than a cyclone, hence everyone should strive to overcome it and find solutions to effectively address the dry spell conditions.

“Utilising rain guns to save crops is a relatively new experiment in the country, let us make it a success and stand as a role model for others,” he said.

Naidu asked officials to ensure water is available for 30,000 to 40,000 acres per day with the help of rain guns and sprinklers and see that the situation returns to normal in four-five days. He asked officials to arrange for more rain guns for use in Anantapur, Chittoor and Kadapa district where rains are scarce.

When officials informed him that till date 56,400 hectares of standing crop has been irrigated, the Chief Minister asked them to submit a report on the daily usage of rain guns and the acres that received water.

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