2ND BREACH IN NINE DAYS DAM­AGES CROP IN TARN TARAN

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab -

The canal breach on Thurs­day, sec­ond within nine days, in­un­dated around 200 acre crops in Sarhali and Bi­leyawala vil­lages, 20 km from here. Fol­low­ing heavy rain the breach in Nikasu canal, start­ing from Dhari­wall in Gur­daspur, flooded the paddy fields, nurs­eries and fod­ders.

“The Nikasu canal is not paved and our field is flooded ev­ery year in rainy sea­son and when the de­part­ment re­leases wa­ter,” said farmer An­grej Singh.

“Due to the neg­li­gence of the ir­ri­ga­tion de­part­ment the breach has oc­curred within nine days only. If the de­part­ment had paid heed and cleaned the canal, the breach would not have oc­curred,” said an­other farmer.

The breach oc­curred in morn­ing and was ploughed by farm­ers and the ir­ri­ga­tion de­part­ment staff . MLA Patti Har­min­der Singh Gill also reached the spot and as­sured the farm­ers that se­nior ir­ri­ga­tion de­part­ment of­fi­cers had been di­rected to clean the canal and find a so­lu­tion so that the farm­ers would not face the prob­lem fur­ther. HTC

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