Agriculture Minister asks the public to consume less water in a bid to handle a drought


BANGKOK -Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister General Chatchai Sarikalya stated that the water in the Chao Phraya River basin and Mae Klong River basin is estimated at 570 million cubic meters, which are still lower than the criteria. 

General Chatchai is asking the public to consume less water, as the combined volume of water in the four major reservoirs remains at about 4.2 billion cubic meters. About 2.9 billion cubic meters of the amount will be used for helping farmers and public consumption until April 2016.

Piti Kaewsalabsee, the Governor of Sukhothai, inspected the situation in Sawankhalok district and ordered related agencies to pull water from the Yom River and store it in a 330 rai retention marsh, for use during the drought