Crescent Kashmir

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Irrigation canals are very vital and important for the growth of agriculture and allied sectors.

Recently Divisional Commissioner Jammu, chaired a meeting to review the status of de-silting and maintenance works of Irrigation canals in Jammu, Samba and Kathua Districts.

He took stock of the de-silting works being executed in the Ranbir Canal and Ravi Tawi Irrigation canals. He sought the details of the completed and ongoing works for cleaning and maintenance of the irrigation canals from the concerned officials.

He exhorted the officials of the Executing agencies for timely and quality cleaning of the canals.

Reviewing the works being executed by the department of Irrigation and Flood Control, the Divisional Commissioner stressed on proper transportation and  disposal of silt, sludge, waste material retrieved during the de-silting of the canals.

He directed the Chief Engineers to collaborate with District Administrations for ensuring that the irrigation water reaches the tail ends of the canals and farmers don’t face any kind of issue for irrigation.

He directed the Deputy Commissioners for proper monitoring of the de-silting and maintenance works of the irrigation canals.

He directed the concerned officials for conducting awareness activities, enforcement drive to sensitise the people for keeping the canals clean and not dumping waste or plastic into the canals.

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