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Agony of rice growers

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IT IS almost end-June; the entire rice-growing area is dying of thirst. The gates of the Rice Canal feeding this area was supposed to have delivered water to paddy farmers in the beginning of May but has not been opened as yet for reasons best known to provincial irrigation authorities.Needless to say that the role of the irrigation department has always been step-motherly towards the Rice Canal, the only non-perennial inland waterway meant for paddy-growing areas and which legally has to flow…Read More