Irrigation Deptt fails to provide canal water to tail-end villages of Ramgarh: Manjit

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Ramgarh: Former Minister and Apni Party Provincial President, Jammu, Manjit Singh has demanded canal water supply to the tail-end border villages where farmers have been rendered helpless without an irrigation facility.
The former minister Manjit Singh chaired a meeting of farmers at village Hira Chak in Ramgarh which was organized by District President Youth Jammu Urban, Shubam Choudhary.
In his address, Manjit Singh said that the farmers cultivating world famous basmati rice are facing negligence from the irrigation department which has completely failed to ensure canal water to the tail-end villages along the International Border.
“The fields are fertile yet the concerned department has not taken any serious step towards the resolution of demands of the farmers,” said Manjit Singh.
He said that the concerned department should ensure Ravi Tawi and Chenab River canal water to the border’s end villages. However, if they could not do it, the Govt should step in to make sure that the farmers are provided electricity 24/7 in the border villages. The Former Minister said that if the farmers are provided electricity as an option to the canal water, they can use groundwater for irrigation purposes in their fields and it would strengthen the farmers financially.