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The PP withdraws from the Regional Assembly a motion in defense of farmers in the Highlands (29/11/2019)

The Councilor of the United Left-Greens, Gloria Martín, has reproached the PP for having withdrawn an initiative in the Regional Assembly with which this party intended to request the Government of the Nation "solutions and search for water for the high districts of Lorca."

The motion, presented last November 6 by the regional deputies Joaquín Segado Martínez, Jesús Cano Molina and the lorquina M.ª Carmen Ruiz Jódar, should have been debated last Wednesday within the Committee on Territorial Policy, Environment, Agriculture and Water of the autonomous parliament.

However, just two days before, the PP asked the Assembly Board to withdraw, apparently, "due to pressure from some irrigators from the garden of Lorca," explained Martin.

With its resignation, the PP prevents the Chamber from approving measures aimed at resolving the water deficit suffered by the peoples of the north of the municipality, as well as requesting financing to undertake investments aimed at obtaining new water resources, improving existing ones or for the irrigation modernization.

The motion also called for mediation, by the Public Administrations, between the Campo Alto Irrigation Community and the Lorca Irrigation Community in the search for solutions and cooperation between both communities.

The councilwoman of IU-Verdes recalled that in the municipal plenary session of the City of Lorca held last Monday, the PP presented an urgent motion in defense of the Tajo-Segura transfer and the interests of the Irrigation Community of Lorca, "which all groups we support. "

"Support and solidarity must be demanded and practiced with respect to all Lorca farmers, not depending on whether some are more powerful than others," Martin reproached the PP.

In that sense, the mayor of IU-Verdes lamented that in Lorca there are two different categories of farmers, "one for which a greater endowment of water resources is required and another whose claims are abandoned as soon as pressures come from the same sector" .

Martín asked "congruence" to the PP: "we cannot ask for solidarity from other autonomous communities when we are not able to practice it later in our own territory."

In this regard, the mayor of IU-Greens recalled that the amount needed by farmers in the drylands of the north of the municipality to live their work is "ridiculous" compared to the endowment of the Irrigation Community of Lorca.

"If they are not able to understand it, it must be the public authorities that guarantee the fair and equitable distribution of natural resources and territorial cohesion instead of succumbing to the pressures of one part of the sector so that the other ends up dying," he concluded .

Source: IU-verdes Lorca

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