New Zealand’s minister of finance, Steven Joyce, refuted outrageous remarks been made that the irrigation was a detriment to the environment of New Zealand.
The minister made it known that the government was monitoring the irrigation policies, as they were being modulated by the resource management bill, and tried out to make sure it benefits the environment. “We do not carry out irrigation schemes for the fun of it. The environment is taken into consideration, and the policies are guiding the scheme is based heavily on the environment where it is to be implemented.”
He did not accept the notion that irrigation was harming the environment.
“We are always cautious with what we do.
We look out for means to balance both the economy and bettering the lives of our citizens both for now and the foreseeable future. There’s no harm been done to the environment here.”
“It is imperative that we do both, and we are aware of the fact that we are always striving to maintain balance for the present growth of the economy. We all desire a better environment because through that we can move forward, and that is what the government aims to achieve via its irrigation policies.”
The country’s labor party made it clear that it was no hidden agenda that New Zealand required improved agricultural practices and also better management of land.
A representative of the ministry of environment disclosed that agricultural workers were doing a great work, but a lot more could still be done to better the agricultural sector. He also said that the party would ensure that there was a limit to the rate at which workers could make use of land in the country.
The country’s organization for economic co-operation and development approved around 50 suggestions in its review of the country’s environment activities.
It disclosed that the country’s growth structure was heading for its limits.
Among its worries were irrigation, harmful gasses emissions, levies placed on transportation and a host of others.
The committee suggested that the administration went through its backing for irrigation, stating that around 75% of the nation’s water resources were used for irrigation and that has led to unavailability of water in some regions of the country.
A flock of cattle has led to an exponential growth in the concentration of nitrogen in the atmosphere, and the quality of freshwater in the country has continued to drop in some areas of the country due to these policies.
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