Farmers search canal water for irrigation of paddy in Amritsar district

Farmers search canal water for irrigation of paddy in Amritsar district



Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, Could 13

Farmers within the district demanded canal water for irrigation of fields through the paddy season. Sarwan Singh Pandher, state common secretary, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, mentioned the federal government ought to rethink its choice to plant paddy within the Majha space from June 26 for paddy transplantation. The choice has been made with out consulting farmers.

“The federal government ought to provide you with a strong coverage for recharging groundwater. They should guarantee canal water for irrigation of each area within the state in order that the dependence of a farmer over groundwater decreases. The federal government ought to strengthen the canal system to get a everlasting answer of water depletion,” mentioned Pandher.

The union leaders demanded that the federal government ought to guarantee MSP on varied oilseeds and pulses, in order that farmers will be taken out of the wheat-paddy cycle. Direct monetary help of Rs 10,000 per acre as an alternative of Rs 1,500 must be offered to farmers for direct sowing of paddy.

Farmer chief Lakhwinder Singh Dala mentioned the Aam Aadmi Social gathering’s nationwide spokesperson was spreading false propaganda in different states claiming to eradicate corruption in Punjab, whereas corruption on the bottom was nonetheless there.

The KMSC has shaped village-level committees in 20 villages of various zones in Tangra, Baba Bakala and different zones of the district.





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