New ponds in Nacfa sub-zone making significant input as regards meeting water demand for humans and livestock
The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Nacfa sub-zone pointed out that newly built ponds have begun making significant input as regards meeting water demand for both humans and livestock.
Nacfa, 04 January 2014 – The Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Nacfa sub-zone pointed out that newly built ponds have begun making significant input as regards meeting water demand for both humans and livestock.
Mr. Jabera Mohammed-Ali, Head of the branch office, explained that the initiative of constructing the ponds numbering 20 was taken in the wake of the water shortage encountered in dry areas of the locality in the year 2011. He also stated that the availability of sufficient water has presently encouraged irrigation farming.
Accordingly, the inhabitants have been building terraces and water catchment walls in the environs of the ponds with a view to preventing alluvial deposits, while concrete-built ponds in Agrae, Mariet and Bagla areas have secured commendable potential for potable water supply.
Mr. Jabera also indicated that there is a plan to construct 7 ponds in the future, and lauded the active participation of community members, especially women, in such activities.
Among the inhabitants, Mr. Osman Idris, Mr. Ibrahim Omar and Fatina Mahmoud, a student, stated that there prevails communal awareness regarding the advantages of soil and water conservation, and that this is the secret behind the active popular initiative. They also expressed satisfaction with the scope of water supply in the locality.