The candidate for President of the Community, Rafael González Tovar, has agreed, in a meeting with the Associated Country Women of the Raiguero of Totana, solve, regularizing the problem of consolidated irrigation in the region, in the same way that was some years ago in Lorca over 11,000 hectares.
Tovar, aware that the most important field of Totana problem is the lack of regularization of 7,000 hectares of irrigated land in the districts of El Raiguero and Paretón that do not have water supply of the Tajo-Segura, said that " is necessary to provide security for hundreds of families historically engaged in agriculture in the area, and are punished with heavy fines by irrigating with groundwater ".
"Being as we are a region in which the competitive agriculture is vital for our future, we can not afford to be marginalized areas like these the town of Totana. There infrastructures, there desalination plants, so you have to throw imagination and find a irrigation strategy for this area, to agree with ACUAMED to solve the problem of lack of water they have in the Raiguero and Paretón. And urges it now, and put the water a social price, "he said.
The socialist leader has reiterated, moreover, supported by the PSOE to agriculture and agri-cooperatives in addition as announced last days in Cieza the hiring of agricultural insurance, to return to the situation prior to the reform that made the Party People in this matter.
Finally, González Tovar has echoed the claims of the Associated Country Women of Totana, which are also members of all farmers in the region, in the sense of the need for Europe demand for agricultural products from third countries same guarantees of waste requiring Spanish products, an issue that stands in Brussels Socialist MEP Clara Aguilera, who visited the region last week.