Sri Lankan government turns to modern technology to find water during droughts
The government of Sri Lanka is reportedly looking at acquiring modern technology in order to search for ground water and new drilling equipment during drought periods.
Some parts of the country are facing the worst drought in 40 years.
The Cabinet of Minister has reportedly given the green light to the Water Resources Management Board to obtain modern geo-hydro survey tools to search for water in drought hit areas in Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Moneragala and Hambantota.
Irrigation Minister Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa had told the cabinet that equipment with the agency was more than 20 years old.
Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Ministry and other agencies are currently transporting drinking water to drought hit areas in trucks.
The country’s main agricultural areas are suffering due to poor rainfall in 2016 and erratic rainfall with floods in some areas.
The interest shown by the Sri Lankan government at modern technology to address the issued faced by the country due to droughts has created new opportunities. Entrepreneurs to present new solutions to address the issue of water shortages as well as agricultural crop destruction faced during periods of drought.
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