Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sukhnandan Kumar today directed the officers to repair irrigation channels for proper distribution of irrigation water to ensure water reaches at the tail end so that the farmers do not face any inconvenience.
The directions were given by the minister during an extensive tour of, Shahpur, Khour, Jourian, Kotthe, Changian, Channana and Nandpur of Bishnah tehsil.
He reviewed the ongoing repair and desilting works of distributaries of Ranbir Canal and its minor canal also.
Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control HC Jeerath, Xen PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control besides Superintending Engineer I&FC, Executive Engineer I&FC, Assistant Executive Engineer I&FC accompanied the minister.
The minister inspected D-9 and D-17 of main canal and its entire stretch up to tail end of border areas. He stressed upon the officers for proper use of funds which has been released under annual plan for construction of Canal banks, and desilting works.
He directed the Chief Engineer I&FC to gear up their men and machinery for timely completion of the works and make efforts on war footing to ensure water is released on timely for irrigation purposes.
The minister directed the executing agencies for maintaining quality of material, adherence to the technical norm and proper curing, adding that no laxity in this regard will be tolerated. While interacting with the people, the minister was apprised about the problems regarding irrigation during paddy season. He directed the irrigation authority to achieve the target with in time frame so that farmers do not face any problem in this regard.
Later, Minister inaugurated a tube well at Shahpur in tehshil Bishnah located 9 km from Jammu Kathua national highway.
While inaugurating the tube well the minister said that the tube well was taken up in hand in the year 2010-11 and it forms part of the project "a set of 100 number of tube wells under NABARD Funding".
The minister said that 140 feet deep drilled tube well having capacity 15000 GPH providing irrigation benefit around 60 number of families in the area.
He also inspected the pump room which has been constructed for safe guarding the voltage stabiliser, pumping machinery, electric panel etc.