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The City Council asks for responsibility for not "dropping" a thousand families from the Cartagena countryside (14/01/2020)

The Municipal Government signed this morning the manifesto signed by the Community of Irrigators of the Field of Cartagena, the Regional Government and the Municipalities of the Field of Cartagena, in which the Ministry of Ecological Transition is requested to accept the decisions on the transfer Tajo- Sure, to be issued in the next Central Operating Commission, complying with the law and without leaving out of service any region of the Spanish east.

The vice mayor of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo, has asked for responsibility not to "drop" the families that live in the Cartagena countryside and now face the threat of the closure of the transfer.

"There are 40,000 families that live from sustainable agriculture, which has been an example at the international level." A decision like that, which is not supported by scientific evidence, "It would be the beginning of the end" for a highly technical activity. The vice mayor added that farmers want to be part of the solution, and that "you don't have to criminalize them.

They deserve more solutions and less punishment. ”

For his part, the Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment of the Autonomous Community, Antonio Luengo, explained that agriculture developed in the Cartagena countryside is a reference, since it is a sustainable agriculture Precision respectful with the environment.

The president of the Community of Irrigators of the Field of Cartagena, Manuel Martínez, assured that excluding the Cartagena field from the Tajo-Segura transfer is not a solution, but rather aggravates the problem.

"To produce healthy food, we need to have quality water with safety and guarantee, with prices that allow us to be competitive in all markets."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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