Jhelum dredging: Ganai directs I&FC dept to speed up work

Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, on Friday directed the officers of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department to speed up the dredging of river Jhelum.
Jhelum dredging: Ganai directs I&FC dept to speed up work
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Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, on Friday directed the officers of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department to speed up the dredging of river Jhelum.

The direction was issue in the wake of media reports of slow pace of dredging work, an official spokesman said.  

Ganai also asked the department to take necessary measures for "rectifying the fault in dredging machines."

The Advisor also called for creating awareness about the action to be initiated by the department while undertaking the dredging and also the plans it contemplates to undertake on long-term basis so that the holding capacity of Jhelum and its tributaries is increased. 

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