Water forces Tuz Khurmatu to reduce its agricultural plans, and an official: The crisis will worsen with the return of the displaced
Shafaq News/ A local official in Tuz Khurmatu district in Salah al-Din governorate revealed on Friday a "water crisis" in the district that has reduced its agricultural plans, stressing that the crisis will worsen in the event of the return of displaced people from villages due to the events of (ISIS).
The mayor of Tuz Khurmatu, east of Salah al-Din, Hassan Zain al-Abidin, told Shafaq News Agency, "The judiciary depends on the Kirkuk irrigation canal, which extends from Hawija district and its dependencies, southwest of Kirkuk, to the areas south of Kirkuk and then Tuz Khurmatu, and with scarce revenues that pushed water resources to Reducing agricultural plans by 70% to secure drinking water and basic needs.
He added that "the scarcity of water revenues is due to the abuses on the waters of the Kirkuk irrigation canal from the southwestern regions of Kirkuk to the borders of Tuz Khurmatu," noting that "the basic needs of water are under control."
On the water crisis and its impact on the agricultural reality, the mayor of Al-Tuz clarified that “the majority of the agricultural villages have been displaced for 7 years and have not returned so far. and living in other areas.
Tuz Khurmatu district is located in northeastern Iraq and administratively belongs to Salah al-Din governorate since the administrative amendments were made in 1976. Before that, it belonged to Kirkuk governorate. The district’s population is about 119,000 people, and it is inhabited by Kurdish, Turkmen and Arab components.
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