AT-KABUL: Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock on Tuesday signed agreements to level thousands of hectares of agricultural lands as well as to build irrigational canals in the country.
“At least 60,000 hectares of lands will be leveled in 30 provinces across the country this year, which will cost 100 million Afs,” Qadir Javad, deputy minister said.
He said that 60 tractors and 95 leveling machines will work over the project.
Javad said the projects would help for the prevention of water waste.
He stated that “currently 50 percent of water wasting in forms due to improper leveling of agriculture lands throughout the country.”
Through the projects, 3,000 farmers will be trained how to level agriculture lands, he noted.
He insisted the management of water on the farm is one of the priorities for the ministry.
Javad said that the government planned to construct five irrigation networks in capital Kabul and northern Parwan province.
The project of construction of irrigational networks will cost 60.3 million Afs funded by development budget, he mentioned.
He said that by construct of irrigation networks 15,000-hectare lands would be irrigated and 40 percent wasted water on the farm will be controlled.
This project will positively impact over harvest and products will be increased by 20 percent in the areas the projects implement, he claimed.
Through project job opportunity will be established for 24,000 people and 7200 family will get benefit from the schemes in the area after completion.