Sirhind Feeder canal breach hits water provide in Muktsar, Fazilka

Sirhind Feeder canal breach hits water provide in Muktsar, Fazilka



Tribune Information Service

Muktsar, Might 10

The breach in Sirhind Feeder canal – the lifeline of the realm – has created shortage of water within the area. The water provide to some villages and concrete areas for consuming and irrigation functions is badly hit. Notably, this canal provides water to various distributaries within the area. Because of this, the Water Provide and Sewerage Board in Malout has introduced the provision of potable water on alternate days.

Farmers in Muktsar and Fazilka claimed they had been hit onerous because of closure of the canal at this juncture. “The fields require water for irrigation functions because the cotton crop has already been sown and the sowing continues to be underway in some pockets. Additional, the paddy sowing season is about to start. Final time, when this canal had developed a breach, the water provide was resumed after virtually three weeks. This time, we are able to’t look ahead to such a very long time. Farmers, particularly kinnow growers in Fazilka, have already threatened to begin a stir,” stated some farmers.

They additional alleged that the substandard materials was used for the relining of this canal, which led to breach on the identical place twice in 38 days. The canal developed a 200-ft breach close to Thandewala village, right here, on March 31. The canal once more developed a 100-ft breach on the identical place on Sunday evening. Some farmers of Fazilka district claimed they’d even lodged complaints highlighting the poor high quality of fabric getting used for the multi-crore relining work of the canal, however to no avail. In the meantime, the Irrigation Division has suspended its Superintending Engineer of Ferozepur canal division.

Sukhjit Singh Randhawa, Govt Engineer, Irrigation Division (Canals), stated, “The water was launched within the Sirhind Feeder canal after doing non permanent restore work. Nevertheless, the Rajasthan Feeder canal was empty and it created stress on the embankment of the Sirhind Feeder canal, which developed a breach and the water began flowing into the Rajasthan Feeder canal. The Sirhind Feeder canal can be repaired inside 10 days after which water can be launched once more.”

Sowing underneath manner, farmers anxious

Farmers in Muktsar and Fazilka claimed they had been hit onerous because of closure of the canal at this juncture. The fields require water for irrigation functions because the cotton crop has already been sown and the sowing continues to be underneath manner in some pockets. The paddy sowing season can also be about to start.





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