Guarantee canal water for wheat, orchards in Feb, say farmers

Guarantee canal water for wheat, orchards in Feb, say farmers

Our Correspondent

Abohar, January 11

A gaggle of farmers from villages on the tail-end of Abohar at present urged the Irrigation Division to make sure the provision of canal water after February 10 to irrigate wheat crop and orchards.

The farmers, led by MLA Sandeep Jakhar, met Hardeep Singh Mehndiratta, Superintending Engineer (SE), Irrigation Division, to share their considerations on the problem of canal cleansing and lining. They stated the division had fastened a canal closure programme in December final 12 months for restore and lining work, but it surely was postponed to January 10.

As no work could possibly be began yesterday, the division is now reportedly planning to shut canals in March to hold out the work. The farmers are frightened that this might show deadly for them and dampen the prospects of bumper wheat and fruit crops.

They stated the division had failed in offering water when it was wanted probably the most final 12 months by cotton and fruit growers. The mismanagement hit cotton and kinnow fruit manufacturing, and the state suffered income losses. Due to this fact, the cleansing of the canals must be began proper now and after February 10, water must be made certain to succeed in the villages positioned on the tail-ends of all of the canals.

Jakhar informed the media after the assembly that the SE had assured {that a} last resolution can be taken in line with the problems raised by the farmers at present.

Breaches in canal hit farmers

Breaches allegedly as a result of substandard development work on the Sirhind feeder canal final 12 months disadvantaged a whole lot of farmers of their turns in watering the fields. The erosion additionally affected the Rajasthan feeder that was being reconstructed after a very long time. — Sandeep Jakhar, mla

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