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MRMWR SHUTS DOWN FARM FOR USING TREATED WASTEWATER.

The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) and North Sharqiyah Municipality have shut a farm for using treated wastewater to grow seasonal crops. The farm area is estimated to be 18,044sq m.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) announced that it is illegal to irrigate agricultural lands with treated wastewater.

Legal procedures will be initiated against farm owners for violating Agriculture Law No 2006/48, which prohibits farmers from using treated wastewater to irrigate agricultural lands without obtaining approval of the Directorate General of Agricultural Development.

MoAF has urged citizens to report any such violations on 80060600.

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Apr 7, 2018
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