Xinjiang high-efficiency water saving irrigation area has over 20 million mu
For the shortage of water resources of Xin Jiang,, agricultural water saving is very imperative. In the year of 2012, Xin Jiang has invested RMB 900 million and increased 3 million mu of agricultural efficient water saving irrigation area, all the projects are completed at this moment. At present, Xin Jiang high-efficiency water saving irrigation area has over 20 million mu in total.
In the south and north of Xinjiang, millions of farmers are enjoying the benefits that high efficiency water saving project bring them now. In the year of 2008, Xinjiang enacted and implemented of high-efficiency water saving financial direct subsidy and discount support policy, begin from 2009, subsidy standard from original100 RMB increased to 300 RMB every mu, So far, Xinjiang high efficiency water saving irrigation area has over 2 million mu, accounted for more than 30% of the total irrigation area.
The agriculture and animal husbandry bureau deputy director Zhang Mingyi said: if save water 100 cubic meter per mu, Xinjiang local saved water can reach 2 billion cubic meters currently. The 2 billion cubic meters can be used in the modern urbanization and modern industrial development.