The state Irrigation department has set a target of supplying water for agriculture in 6 lakh acre of land in six south Bengal districts in the Rabi and Boro season.
The state irrigation minister Rajib Banerjee, the state agriculture minister Purnendu Basu and the state agriculture marketing minister Tapan Dasgupta held a meeting in Jalosampad Bhavan on Friday evening in this connection.
Banerjee said that it was an initiative of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to help maximum numbers of farmers by supplying them with sufficient water for agriculture. “Water for agriculture will be supplied to 6 lakh acre of land through major irrigation and in some places, through minor irrigation,” he said adding that the steps have been taken so that farmers do not suffer more when they are already in trouble due to demonetisation of money.
The farmers would come to know from when they will be getting water for agriculture and accordingly they will plan. The level of water in reservoirs is good.
Thus, the supply of water is expected to be sufficient in the coming seasons.