BHADRAPUR: Irrigation project based on new technology has been found effective in places where there are possibilities of landslides in hilly regions.
The new technology which irrigates by utilising water from small rivers and sources of water has been brought in from Israel.
From this project, water is collected in tanks and taken to fields of the farmers through pipes and irrigated from sprinklers.
“When the pipes are laid, we need not dig canal and there is no possibility of landslides,” said Eastern Irrigation Division Office Bhadrapur Chief Kunjan Bhakta Shrestha.
From this, the water reaches each and every root and water is well utilised. The Eastern Irrigation Division Office has completed such three projects and other three are in the final phase, said Shrestha. He said the technology was devised aiming at vegetable farmers.
The office completed Karphok Irrigation of Ilam, Porakhi Irrigation in Shantinagar of Jhapa and Dhanushmod of Jhapa.irriga
Other projects under construction are Silk Worm Sprinkle Irrigation in Ilam and Golakharka Irrigation and are to be completed in the current fiscal year.