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Peasants must pay for the use of water

Peasants must pay for the use of water

In Mexico, peasants will have to pay for water, the Federal Law of Rights will come into effect from 2020.

After meeting for more than 12 hours, the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies was able to endorse the Fiscal Miscellany, the Income Law on Hydrocarbons and the Federal Law of Rights where all peasants in the country are forced to pay rights for the use of water for agriculture and livestock industry.

At the meeting of the Finance Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Deputy Carlos Javier Lamarque Cano presented a reservation to modify the Federal Law of Rights and that the waters from surface sources or extracted from the subsoil, destined for agricultural and livestock use will pay rights on water for each cubic meter that exceeds 216 thousand 364 cubic meters.

In addition, in the event that the volume concessioned to agricultural and livestock users, including districts and irrigation units, as well as water boards, is less than 216 thousand 365 quarterly cubic meters and the volume exploited, used or used is higher than the concession holder, "the right to water will be paid for each cubic meter that exceeds the concession holder according to the indicated quotas."

It is described that the income obtained from the collection of the water right will be allocated to the National Water Commission for the administration of water, installation of measurement devices and modernization of the agricultural sector itself.
It should be remembered that currently the Federal Law of Rights exempts the agricultural and educational sectors in the payment of water rights.

In this modification, educational institutions are exempt.

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