He explained that the urgently needed remedial legislation aims 'to protect farmlands for which government already spent to irrigate,' clarifying that the Senate bill 'seeks to preserve irrigated and irrigable
lands for the country's food security.'
'While work was done on 580,000 hectares from 1999 to 2018, climate change, land conversion and other disruptions had, however, cut the country's irrigable
area by 1.5 million hectares during the same period,' he added.
He noted that while work was done on 580,000 hectares from 1999 to 2018, climate change, land conversion, and other disruptions had, however, cut the country's irrigable
area by 1.5 million hectares during the same period.
Webster is one of the largest irrigated farming producers in Australia with more than 20,000 irrigable
hectares of prime fertile land holdings across NSW.
The project includes the generation of 265 hectares of newly irrigable
areas, 459 hectares of rehabilitated areas, and 1,326 hectares of restored areas, benefitting 1,171 farmers and their families.
The project is expected to provide year round irrigation water to 9,500 hectares of new irrigable
areas and rehabilitation of 22,340 hectares covered by five existing irrigation systems in 23 municipalities and two cities in Iloilo.
Nearly every water expert and engineering professional has issued dire warnings of impending catastrophe without this dam, strategically located to serve Pakistan's critical needs, including: reestablishing critical water storage for both agricultural and human consumption; flood control; the production of hydro-power at a fraction of the costs Pakistan is incurring now on fossil-fuels based energy production; availability of thousands of additional acres of irrigable
land for agricultural production currently barren because of the unavailability of a water, and finally, and perhaps most importantly, Pakistan's national security.
At present, about 40% of potentially irrigable
land in the Zarafshon river basin is used for low-yielding, rain-fed barley, wheat, and oilseed production.
"40 percent of India's land is irrigable
, the figure drops to only 16.57 percent in Maharashtra, and it's a mere 1.72 percent in Parli," Mayank Gandhi, NGO Global Parli of Beed District in Maharashtra.
According to the statement, 'The sugar estate features 17, 000 hectares of irrigable
farmland and a Sugar mill that process 4,500 metric tons of sugarcane per day.
land holdings are fragmented and may not be suitable for Israeli drip irrigation systems.