Farmers need not be concerned about water challenges in the current dry season as the conservancies have enough water to meet their needs, Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) Fredrick Flatts has assured.
Speaking to Stabroek News yesterday, Flatts said that there is no concern over water supply.
The NDIA head said that they have been able to fulfill the needs of farmers who have requested water from the conservancy. Within the last week, he said, farmers from the East Coast and West Coast Demerara requested water for their farms and they were supplied.
According to Flatts, the Guyana Sugar Corporation had also requested water for their cane fields and it was made available.
“Based on predictions, we should have rains for the upcoming wet season which starts in May and this will help the farmers. Most farmers begin planting at the start of the wet season. We should not have any issues there,” Flatts indicated when asked if the water in the conservancies could last until the next rainy season.