JAMMU, OCTOBER 06: Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary convened a meeting of senior functionaries of the department of I & FC here today.
Taking depleting water sources of River Chenab into consideration, the Minister directed the officers to mobilize all the resources like draught stations, lift irrigation schemes, tube wells and other irrigation systems to supplement the water deficiency in Jammu region.
The Minister asked the concerned officers to spread awareness among the public and farmers regarding judicious use of water and appealed to the public to share the available water amicably without any wastage.
Pertinently, due to dry spell, the water sources of irrigation have depleted considerably to an unprecedented low level affecting drawal of water in Ranbir Canal, New Pratap Canal, Ranjan Canal and Pargwal Canal.
The Minister directed proper distribution of water to stabilize the current situation. He asked the officers to reallocate some proportion of water in distributaries with adequate water level to other distributaries facing scarcity at the moment.
Chief Engineer I&FC, P.N Bali, S.E Hydraulic Jammu, K.K Magotra and Executive Engineers attended the meeting