DC Ganderbal inspects progress of desilting on padshahi canal, Shalabugh Canal

GANDERBAL, MAY 02: The Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today visited the various sites where desilting progress was going on to have firsthand appraisal about the progress of work on various irrigation canals.
ADC Ganderbal, Farooq Ahmad Baba, Executive Engineer Jal Shakti Department Ganderbal, Tehsildar Ganderbal and other concerned officers accompanied the DC.
During the visit the DC visited various sites including Padshahi irrigation canal, Tail point at TekyiPandach and Shalabugh irrigation canal where he directed the Executive Engineer to expedite the pace of de-silting on these important irrigation canals by engaging more daily wage workers as huge chunk of irrigation land is dependent on these canals for irrigation purposes.
During his visit toPadshahi irrigation Kanal, the locals apprised the DC about the issue of dumping of slit/mulba in the locality which smellfoul and causes nuisanceto the local populace and urged for dumping the waste outside the locality. The DC directed the Tehsildar to identify the alternative dumping site outside the locality and directed the Executive Engineer to dump mulba at one place without scattering on canal banks.
The locals also raised the issue of shortage of drinking water in the areadue to SE canal damage at Malshahibagh for which the DC assured them that water tanker will be made available in the area on daily basis.
While inspecting the progress on desilting the DC urged the Executive Engineer to ensure deep cleaning of canals and ensure transparency in desilting work. He also exhorted for physical verification of desilting work through field visits.

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