50-ft sub-canal breach plugged in Abohar area


The 50-feet-wide breach in a canal that had yesterday inundated hundreds of acres of land in three villages here has now been plugged with the help of JCB machines and farmers.The state government had constructed the new Bahadurkhera minor (sub-canal) to feed about 7,000 acres of land in Bahadurkhera, Dhaba Kokrian and Sardarpura village but the same could not be cleaned and also was not strengthened due to the shortage of funds, villagers alleged.They had requested Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Sangat Darshan programmes last month that funds should be provided to clean drains before the monsoon season and the canal must be repaired but to date, no funds were released, they rued.

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