January 14, 2021 07:10 PM

Abohar (Face2News). 

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Sunil Jakhar has said that canal water for irrigation was the major need of Abohar area as ground water was unfit and hence canals were called the lifeline of the segment. With the renovation of two canals, water would now reach the tail-end.

Farmers had to organise a series of protests during the 10-year rule by SAD-BJP alliance. Jakhar along with other MLAs had once joined them at a sit-in in the canal colony. Later Captain Amarinder Singh had visited the tail-end village of Gumjal and assured farmers they will get relief once Congress is voted to power.

Jakhar said that the 24-km section of Malukpura distributary was being reconstructed at a cost of Rs 12.85 crore. This would provide better irrigation facilities to 39290 acres of land in 16 villages. Similarly reconstruction of 25-km section of Daulatpura Minor (sub canal) will cost Rs 12.06 crore. This would irrigate 39068 acres of land in 12 villages. Interacting with farmers at Dalmirkhera, Daulatpura and Diwankhera villages, he said that the rest of the 66-km section of both the canals will be renovated in the next phase.

He said that the government led by Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh was dedicated to the farmers. That is why the work of renovation of canals was taken on priority basis. After the reconstructing the canals, water courses will also be renovated. The new technology would give the canals longer life and there would

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