Chandigarh, August 29, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Averting major damage, timely action by District Administration Ferozepur has led to immediate plugging of breach in Bharwai-Bikaner Canal, informed an official Spokesperson of Government of Punjab.
Giving details, he informed that early Thursday morning a 20 ft wide breach in Bharwai-Bikaner Canal, near village Luther was reported. The Ferozepur Deputy Commissioner and the Senior Superintendant Police rushed to the spot. The work of plugging the breach commenced around 7:30 am and has been successfully accomplished.
To accomplish the plugging operation at war footing, the employees of Water Resourses Department diverted the water of Bikaner canal to East Canal. This eased plugging by reducing the pressure of water. The locals supported the administration in the plugging operation.
Although water entered the surrounding fields but major damage has been averted as it was prevented from entering the village houses.
The spokesman assured that people would be compensated for the loss of crops at the earliest as DC has been directed to furnish the crop-loss report.