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Panel to review progress of relining of irrigation feeder canals

| | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday set up a three-member inter-departmental committee, headed by the state Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, to review the progress of relining of 200 kilometres of Rajasthan and Sirhind irrigation feeder canals located in the state.

The decision was taken by the Chief Minister during a meeting to discuss the matter, according to an official spokesperson. 

Principal Secretary (Irrigation) and Principal Secretary (Industries) had been appointed members of the committee which will explore the way forward to complete, and, if need be, to re-render, the Rs 2000 crore project without further delay. Capt Amarinder said that the project was of immense importance to save the southern districts of state — Sri Muktsar Sahib, Bathinda, Mansa, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Faridkot from the menace of water logging due to excessive seepage of water from these both canals. 

The feeders are almost 100 kms each in length, starting from Faridkot up to the Rajasthan border. 

The Chief Minister asked the Principal Secretary (Irrigation) to get the project completed on priority as it was causing massive damage to the standing crops and immovable property on account of water-logging in the Malwa belt.

At the meeting, L&T officials, who presented a powerpoint presentation to apprise the Chief Minister of the significant phases of the project, as well as the latest technology to be employed within the stipulated time of three years, came out with suggestions for early completion of the project.

Acceding to their request, Capt Amarinder directed the Principal Secretary (Irrigation) to ensure uninterrupted supply of sand, gravel and other material required for the relining of the canals saying that a captive quarry should be earmarked to complete the project in time.  : Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday set up a three-member inter-departmental committee, headed by the state Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, to review the progress of relining of 200 kilometres of Rajasthan and Sirhind irrigation feeder canals located in the state.

The decision was taken by the Chief Minister during a meeting to discuss the matter, according to an official spokesperson. 

Principal Secretary (Irrigation) and Principal Secretary (Industries) had been appointed members of the committee which will explore the way forward to complete, and, if need be, to re-render, the Rs 2000 crore project without further delay. Capt Amarinder said that the project was of immense importance to save the southern districts of state — Sri Muktsar Sahib, Bathinda, Mansa, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Faridkot from the menace of water logging due to excessive seepage of water from these both canals. 

The feeders are almost 100 kms each in length, starting from Faridkot up to the Rajasthan border. 

The Chief Minister asked the Principal Secretary (Irrigation) to get the project completed on priority as it was causing massive damage to the standing crops and immovable property on account of water-logging in the Malwa belt.

At the meeting, L&T officials, who presented a powerpoint presentation to apprise the Chief Minister of the significant phases of the project, as well as the latest technology to be employed within the stipulated time of three years, came out with suggestions for early completion of the project.

Acceding to their request, Capt Amarinder directed the Principal Secretary (Irrigation) to ensure uninterrupted supply of sand, gravel and other material required for the relining of the canals saying that a captive quarry should be earmarked to complete the project in time.  

 
 
 

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