Ganderbal farmers urge admin to start desilting Jinder irrigation canal

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Raja Syed Rather

 With agriculture season approaching, the residents of Kawbagh Nunner town in Ganderbal district have urged the district administration to start desilting the Jinder irrigation canal.

They said that after desilting, they will not face any difficulty in irrigating their farms and orchards in the coming season.

The farmers told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department has failed to desilt the irrigation canal in the area due to which they were forced to desilt the Jinder irrigation canal on their own last year.

Last year also, we were told that once the paddy season gets over, they will start the desilting process, but it has not started yet.

The farmers said the entire agricultural land comprising thousands of paddy land will turn barren if the irrigation canal from Kawbagh to Ganderbal is not cleaned this year.

“This Jinder irrigation canal is the only source of irrigation for our fields. The canal, as of now, is completely blocked,” they said.

The locals have appealed to Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal to look into the matter

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