New Rules for Sugarcane Irrigation In Mauritius: What You Need to Know

Date published for source article: September 29, 2023

In a recent decision, authorities have introduced new rules for sugarcane irrigation in Mauritius, focusing on water usage from rivers. Here’s what you should be aware of:

1. Authorization for Sugarcane Irrigation: Individuals authorized to irrigate sugarcane from a river can continue to do so. However, there are conditions to be met.

2. No Water Reservoirs: Irrigation from rivers is allowed, but only if the river doesn’t supply water to reservoirs. This restriction aims to ensure a steady water supply for other purposes.

3. Protection of Domestic Water Supply: The Central Water Authority will not divert water for domestic drinking water supply. This safeguards the availability of clean water for households.

new rules for sugarcane irrigation in Mauritius

4. No Harm to Others: The irrigation activities should not harm the interests of others who rely on the same river.

5. Deadline Extension: There will be an extension until October 31, 2023. for these regulations, known as the Central Water Authority (Dry Season) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations 2023.

These new rules for sugarcane irrigation in Mauritius were discussed during a recent Cabinet meeting and are designed to balance the needs of sugarcane cultivation with the broader water resource management in the region. Stay informed and ensure compliance with these regulations as you continue your sugarcane irrigation activities.

Please note that these rules are subject to change, so it’s essential to stay updated with the latest developments.

For any specific inquiries or clarifications, you can reach out to the relevant authorities.

Stay tuned for more updates on agricultural regulations and practices in Mauritius.

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