Friday, June 05, 2015
Agitation by farmers demanding sanction of Temp Rice Shoots on SGC at XEN Irrigation Department
Agitation by farmers demanding sanction of Temp Rice Shoots on SGC at XEN Irrigation Department.
05 June, 2015
Pictures and Videos: Vikas Taneja, Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann, Background Music: Murari Verma.
Watch Video: Agitation by farmers demanding sanction of Temp Rice Shoots on SGC at Office of Sh NK Bhola XEN, Ghaggar Water Services, Irrigation Department.
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The Rice Shoots are sanctioned temporarily every year for the duration of flowing of flood water in Ghaggar River. This practice is in force since 1975. The beneficiary farmers rue that for the 1st time Irrigation department is trying to deny this facility. The farmers were resentful that BJP govt is insensitive to farmers and is dilly dallying even the waters that arrive here as natural resource. The farmers said that the very purpose of Ottu Head works and Ottu Lake is to prevent floods and make the flood water useful and available for irrigation especially during the Rice Crop Season. This Irrigation facility also helps save electricity that is used to run Electric Motors of Tubewell, helps checking depleting water tables in the area.
XEN Sh. NK Bhola tried to pacify the farmers and sought some time to resolve the matter. The farmers said that if it is not resolved they will step up the agitation.
This Video was recorded on 1st June, 2015.