Farmers to get adequate water for irrigation

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Jul 09: With the efforts of Housing and Environment Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, 250 hectares of fields of about 750 farmers of seven villages of Kawardha assembly constituency will get water for Kharif irrigation. Keeping in view the demands of the farmers of the area, Minister Akbar has given administrative approval under MNREGA for silt cleaning and bank improvement work from the canal under the Bhoramdev Sakri feeder scheme. Under this, canal improvement work has been approved from village Chaura to Khirsali, in which Rs 13 lakh 10 thousand will be spent on wages and Rs 6 lakh 12 thousand on material.
During the inspection of this work by Mr. Akbar, hundreds of farmers of the area reached there and expressed their gratitude for the fulfillment of their long pending demand. He said that with the start of the canal work, the villagers have started getting employment. Akbar also expressed satisfaction after seeing the progress of the canal work and said that now farmers will be able to get enough water for Kharif crops. Many public representatives of the area were also present on this occasion. It is noteworthy that there has been an old demand of the villagers of Chhapri, Khirsali, Baddo, Lata, Bhagutola and Raghupara villages of Bodla in Kabirdham district that there should be availability of water for agricultural work from the canal in their area. This demand of the villagers has remained unfulfilled for many years due to siltation in the area and the length of the canal is not long. Now, in this work to be done in an area of three kilometer 6 hundred meters, the work of cleaning eighteen hundred meters of paved lining and silt will be done. Along with this, while doing raw lining work in eighteen hundred meters, improvement will be done near Chhapri diversion. It is proposed to spend Rs 13 lakh 10 thousand on wages and Rs 6 lakh 12 thousand on material from MNREGA. Water Resources Department official Dinesh Bhagoria said that the work which started from the month of May is in progress. In this work till now, while creating 934 man-days of employment, wages of Rs. 1 lakh 18 thousand have been given to the villagers.

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