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09/05/2013

Present Weather Condition and Challenge the JEN Agro Well Construction – in North Srilanka

JEN is in process agro Well Construction and distribute agricultural instruments to improve the livelihood of the very poor people in the Mullaitive district, Puthukkudiyiruppu Divisional secretariat division Visuvamadu South and East GN divisions.  

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A list of the very poor people is prepared and selected and each of them is given ½ acre of land which could be cultivated round the year. To cultivate the land they need water supply round the year. To facilitate the supply of water wells are being dug. They are about 25 feet depth and 12 feet diameter.

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Wing to the present weather condition there was heavy rain fall the first quarter of the year as a result of which the ground water level was high when the wells were dug. The rise in the ground water level was challenge to JEN who were Constructing the agro wells. In case the dewatering Time was increasing.  Need more fuel and had to be used High Horse power pump to manage the Manage the de watering. 

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The contractors who took up the work on contract with JEN to construct the wells have agreed to bear up the extra expense as an opportunity to help the poor people. 
People are grateful to JEN and its contractors for the timely support to finish the agro well construction even though face challenges and hardship during the construction of Agro wells..

Thanga Kesavan – Technical Officer.




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September 5, 2013 in Sri Lanka |