79 IRRIGATION CANALS RESTORED IN SHOPIAN
Picture Credit : Social Media
Shopian August 08: – Due to recent heavy incessant rainfall and cloudburst 97 irrigation schemes at 120 spots in district Shopian inlcuding tongri Canal have been effected badly which lead to failure of irrigation and lack of water supply to the adjourning areas of Tongri Canal.
The District Administration Shopian has directed the Irrigation department Shopian to take necessary measures and to restore the schemes on war footing basis and also have been directed to build embankments and establish concrete river banks.
The tentative estimated restoration cost of Rs 366 Lacs, has been demanded to restore and reconstruct of 120 spots including upstream and downstream of headworks (gate), till date. In addition to there, 40 PHE schemes have also been restored.
The reconstruction of other remaining spots will be completed with next 15 days and the grievances of the effected public will be solved. The restoration of these schemes will benefited 73 villages and catering the requirements of the district includes 61 in sub-division Shopian and 12 in sub-division Zainapora which is providing irrigation facilities to culturable command areas (CCA) 6556 acre of the district this includes kharief 5574 acres (2265.8 hectares ) Rabbi 982 acres (399 hectares)
The DDC called the officers of the Irrigation department and expressed upon him and executing agencies to speed-up the work and remaining work of the effected canals could be completed within the shortest time and ensure hassle free supply of drinking water facility strengthening of Protection Walls embankments and irrigation facility.
The people of the affected areas appreciated the work done by the District administration.