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The irrigators took yesterday the Regional Assembly in Cartagena to ask for more water, as a pre-demonstration on 13 October in Madrid (16/09/2016)

Agricultural unions called yesterday, at five in the afternoon, in front of the headquarters of the Regional Assembly to irrigators in different parts of the Region of Murcia, among which were those of Totana, one of the most affected by drought to start the demonstrations that have their peak the next day on October 13 in Madrid.

This demonstration in the capital was agreed at the meeting last Monday of the Regional Water Board.

At the rally about two thousand farmers were cited, with hundreds of tractors and trucks, of which about a hundred came from Totana, demanding water for their crops in a situation that seems critical.

The following quotation to Cartagena will be in Murcia capital on September 27 at the gates of the Hydrographic Confederation of Segura (10:30 am) to require irrigation water immediately need the Murcian countryside.

At the rally attended by the Mayor of Totana, Juan José Canovas, and the first deputy mayor and Councillor for Agriculture and Water, Andrés García Cánovas, and the councilors Gertrudis Ruiz and Inmaculada Blazquez.

Totana, left a bus was chartered by the totanero own town.

Farmers chose the appointment yesterday in the Assembly coinciding with the appearance of the president of the regional executive, Pedro Antonio Sanchez, along with the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Environment, Adela Martinez-Cacho, to account for the measures being taking to the problems of the Mar Menor.

In this way, the Platform for farmers composed by agricultural organizations Asaja, Coag and Upa, associations Fecoam, Proexport and Apoexpa, and communities of irrigators in different parts of the Region, has convened two protests to highlight the seriousness of the situation facing farmers due to lack of water for irrigation.

Require the Government of Spain an urgent solution to this problem, consisting adopt such exceptional measures that ensure the availability of sufficient water flows to continue agricultural work and avoid heavy losses to farmers are bound not adopted such solutions it is another objective of these mobilizations.

In both demonstrations it is planned that representatives of the participating entities are received by the highest authorities of the respective agencies, namely, the Regional Assembly and the basin organization.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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