Farmers of fifty villages intensify wrestle for canal water provide

Farmers of fifty villages intensify wrestle for canal water provide

Tribune Information Service

Parvesh Sharma

Sangrur, January 22

Farmers of fifty villages have intensified their wrestle to get canal water provide of their villages.

The foot march of farmers is getting a very good help from space residents. Within the coming days, extra organisations are prone to be part of their wrestle.

“Space farmers beneath the banner of Kirti Kisan Union have been masking 4 to 5 villages each day. We began foot march on January 15 that can conclude on February 3. We’ve got plans to cowl all 50 villages, that are with out the provision of canal water,” mentioned Bhupinder Longowal, senior chief of the Kirti Kisan Union (KKU).

The affected villages are in 4 Meeting constituencies, together with Malerkotla, Amargarh, Dhuri and Mehal Kalan. All villages are in darkish zone and the Punjab Authorities is unlikely to permit any new tube properly connection in these villages.

One other KKU chief, Jarnail Singh Jahangir, who’s main the foot march, mentioned they have been getting good response and residents have been providing all attainable assist.

Other than conducting small conferences, Jahangir and different members are additionally forming village committees beneath the banner of the Canal Water Prapati Sangharash Committee in every village.

“Its struggle for our survival as with out water, there isn’t a life. We’ve got utilised our floor water past permissible restrict. Now, solely the provision of canal water can save us. Until date, there isn’t a canal in our villages to produce water,” mentioned Jahangir.

After Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann got here to know concerning the situation, he instantly directed senior officers involved for endeavor a survey of villages. Groups of officers visited numerous villages and picked up particulars of land and water requirement and submitted their detailed stories for additional motion.

In the meantime, AAP MLA Mohammad Jamil Ur Rehman mentioned he had been pursuing the matter with the upper authorities for fast motion.

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