Rehabilitation of Tertiary Irrigation Network of Ministry of Agriculture Stabilizes Planting Period for North Buton Farmers


Suara.com – The benefits of the Tertiary Irrigation Network Rehabilitation (RJIT) program initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) have been successfully felt by farmers. One of them is by farmers in North Buton Regency (Butur), Southeast Sulawesi (Sultra). The farmers there said that the RJIT program succeeded in stabilizing their planting period.

Minister of Agriculture (Mentan), Syahrul Yasin Limpo explained, water is a basic need of the agricultural sector. Therefore, water management is very important.

“The RJIT program is one of a number of activities carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture to support water management,” SYL said in a statement in Jakarta, Tuesday (22/6/2021).

The same thing was described by the Director of Agricultural Infrastructure and Facilities (PSP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ali Jamil. Ali Jamil said, water needs to be managed properly in the agricultural sector.

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“For example, where is the secondary, where is the primary, where is the tertiary, where is the quarter, where is the irrigation of worms, so that water can really be used to achieve three times of harvest,” explained Ali Jamil.

Ali Jamil said, irrigation water management must be carried out from upstream to downstream. This is because the malfunction or damage to one of the irrigation structures will affect the performance of the irrigation system.

“As a result, the efficiency and effectiveness of irrigation will be reduced. That way, productivity will also be disrupted. This is where the importance of water management, “explained Ali Jamil

Meanwhile, the Director of Irrigation of the Directorate General of PSP of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rahmanto explained, the RJIT program in Butur is intended for the Sumber Tani Jaya Farmer Group in Waode Angkalo Village, Bonegunu District with a target area of ​​80 hectares.

“Irrigation channel with a target area of ​​80 ha of irrigation services with a tertiary channel dimension of 200 meters long, 80 centimeters wide and 40 centimeters high from the bottom of the channel,” he concluded.

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