Dharmapuri: Sugarcane cultivation may hit as water level down in dams

Dharmapuri: Farmers are worried about crop rotation as water in the 8 dams of the district has remained at only 40%, reports The New Indian Express.

Farmers claimed that it is difficult to grow crops without sufficient water and would affect crop rotation.

There are eight dams evenly distributed across the district with a total capacity of 1,784 Mcft of water. However, with only 40 per cent, it seems to be a roadblock for summer cultivation.

“We need a lot of water to irrigate the sugarcane and with little water left in the dams it is difficult for us to grow our crops,” said a farmer from the region.

“By this time we get ready to plant sugarcane but we have halted it as there is not enough water to grow the cane. And we are unsure if we would be able to get water,” he said.


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