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Kumar Hopes For Rain

For Salen Kumar, farming has always been part of his life. He is from Lomawai, Sigatoka. He said the dry spell affecting the Western Division had threatened his crops, livestock
19 Sep 2015 14:05
Kumar Hopes For Rain

For Salen Kumar, farming has always been part of his life.

He is from Lomawai, Sigatoka.

He said the dry spell affecting the Western Division had threatened his crops, livestock and people in his area.

He has a vegetable farm and a sugarcane farm.

His source of water is a borehole which he shares now with his neighbours as the dry spell continues.

“It will run out of water in the next couple of months,” Mr Kumar, 46, said.

“We were a bit lucky for the past few days that it had rained and filled up our drums and buckets, but the rain was not for long.

“The water in my borehole has drastically decreased because of this dry weather.”

He said his two pairs of bullocks and his vegetables farm were watered from the same borehole.

“We are all using this borehole. I hope we don’t run out of water any time soon because  there is no other way we can get water.”

He has not harvested sugarcane in his farm because of the dry weather.

“I believe my tonnage of cane this year is going to be less, but I am waiting if there is rain then I will harvest so that it carries some weight.”

Meanwhile, the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) reiterates to all its customers who live along sugarcane belts to take precautionary measures when lighting fires.

FEA executive projects and public relations manager Karunesh Rao said the dry spell had affected their operations.

“Customers are kindly requested not to burn cane or rubbish near the FEA power poles,” he said.

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