Punjab farmers demand release of normal flow of water in canals for timely paddy sowing
The Punjab Canal Department claimed to have release the water on June 10 in the canals throughout the State but well before its release, the canals were neither repaired nor the banks were filled. However, in certain canals, despite start of paddy season, the water has not been released in the canals for irrigation by the farmers.
the silt clearance, herm cutting and repair to the canal structures
are carried out well before the release of the water for irrigation
purposes. The de-silting and repairing embankments of canals saved
scare water resource for maintaining normal water flows in canals,
branches and distributaries.
are certain canals where the unwanted greenery is grown up which the
authorities have not bothered to clear before release of water. The
released water could pose a big problem of breaching, flood like
situation, at certain places due to non-flowing of water.
the canals on Ferozepur-Khai road have been released the water and
there is no cleanliness in Lachmman canal since it was made pacca
with the result, it is difficult to reach the water at the tail end
the full water has not been released whereas the paddy sowing season
has started officially and the farmers are compelled to use the
diesel engines by purchasing the diesel at the higher rates
disturbing the economic statistics of the farmers.
farmers of the area - Amarjit Singh & others - have demanded from
the State Government and Canal Department to release the normal flow
of water in the canals so that the paddy sowing is completed well in