Sham Lal stresses for timely completion of development work

To assess the status of development works being executed in the area, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Chaudhary stressed for timely de-silting of irrigation canals in convergence with MGNREGA to augment the agricultural water requirements of Gigrial and Doian areas. Minister was speaking while extensive tour of various areas of Jourian in Akhnoor.
The Minister also took stock of Border Supply Scheme for Budwal and Channi areas which was initially introduced in 2002. The infrastructure houses a 20,000 gallons water reservoir with 5,000 discharge capacities catering to the agricultural and domestic water requirements of 100 and 200 households inhabiting Budwal and Channi areas respectively. Addressing the grievances of the locals, the Minister directed the officials to take corrective measures and apply suitable technical solutions for resolving their issues at an earliest. Later, the Minister reviewed the head works of New Pratap Canal (NPC) on Chenab river. In compliance to the Indus water treaty, NPC channelizes 438 cusecs of water along the 51 km long stretch to Pulanwala for assisting irrigated agriculture.

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