Jaipur, June 12
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday asked his Punjab counterpart Capt Amarinder Singh to start the relining work of the Ferozepur feeder at the earliest for the welfare of farmers in the state.
In his letter to Capt Amarinder, Gehlot said the relining work would get enough water for farmers from the Ganganagar and Bhakra canal systems.
Recalling old bilateral ties, Gehlot said the Ferozepur feeder was constructed in 1960s and since then with ageing, the canal got damaged at many places, resulting in lowering of its water carrying capacity.
The relining work was urgently required to restore the capacity of this canal and thus improve the supply of water, he said, adding that this would benefit the farmers of Western Rajasthan.
The CM said the Rajasthan government was firmly committed to working towards the fulfilment of the farmers’ hopes of adequate water supply. — OC
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