Tribune News Service
Bathinda, August 2
The XEN, Irrigation, Bathinda division, Gurjinder Singh Bahia, on Thursday said due to lesser rainfall in the catchment area of the Bhakra reservoir, the level of water in its dam is lower than that in the previous year.
At present, the level of water in the Bhakra dam is 65 feet lesser than that in the corresponding period last year due to which the Irrigation Department has rationed supply of water to various canals.
Due to inadequate water, the Bathinda branch providing water to the districts of Bathinda, Moga, Ludhiana, Sangrur, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot and Barnala cannot be run at their full capacity. Keeping this in view, the Chief Engineer, Water Supply Department, Punjab, Chandigarh, has issued a rotation-wise schedule till October 23.
He said as per the rotation-wise schedule, the Bathinda branch would get proper water supply as per demand from September 6 to 13 wherein all the minors will have water running as per their capacity. From August 5 to 12 and September 22 to 29, the water supply will be lesser than the required while the remaining period the water supply will be lesser than all the previous days. For any further information or query, farmers can contact the department at 0164-2220158.
All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate. The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Search op being carried out daily to check use of mobiles in...
Phulkari-CAN organises 44th cervical cancer awareness sessio...
Demand cancellation of FIRs against them for stubble burning
Over 1,800 students to participate in celebrations
Says no shot fired, cops concocted story
Haryana says ready to leave claim if Punjab returns amount s...
In its verdict earlier, the Delhi HC didn't order blockade l...
Few traders have not paid rent for a decade
Accuse GST officials of filing false case; CAs also hold pro...
18 women among 2 kingpins, 6 men held during raid