SOLAR WATER PUMP IN RIZAL TO IRRIGATE 24 HAS. OF RICELAND

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 08:30

NIA IV-A, Pila Laguna – The National Irrigation Administration, Region IV-A, on Thursday, announced that its Solar-Powered Pump intended for irrigation is finally fully operational.
The PUNTA Communal Irrigation Project is serving at least 24 hectares of agricultural land in Brgy. Punta, Jala Jala Rizal. Its main source of water is deep well which was first operated by pump and engine (fuel).
The project consisting of three (3) units of Solar Powered Pumps was started last August 2017 and was fully operational this month.
The Php 5.2 Million irrigation project was funded by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program for CY 2017.
The communal irrigation project is set to benefit the Nagkakaisang Magsasaka ng PUNTA which consists of twenty-one (21) Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries.
The solar pumping irrigation program is one of the Agenda of NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya to venture into new technologies that will not only be beneficial to farmers but also to the environment. In the long run, the new technology is set tone down the cost of rice production as it will minimize the use of diesel and gasoline.